Center-left party in North Cyprus leads elections

CTP leads with 38%, looking set to take 21 seats in the 50-seat parliament.

Center-left party in North Cyprus leads elections

World Bulletin / News Desk

Unofficial results in Sunday's early general elections in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus showed center-left Republican Turkish Party (CTP) leads the polls with 38.49% in parliamentary elections, as possibility of a coalition government appears likely.

CTP is followed by right-wing National Unity Party (UBP) with 27.16%, and Democrat Party (DP), with 23.1%.

Nearly 94% of votes have been counted, and the turnout rate is close to 70%.

If the final results turn out this way, CTP will have 21 seats in the parliament, UBP 14, and DP 12, leaving the parties in need of joining forces for a coalition so as to receive the mandate to form a government.

The eleventh general elections in the TRNC, called early due to a government collapse last month, witnessed a race for votes between five political parties, with two others boycotting the polls.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Temmuz 2013, 12:02