Seven candidates to run Turkish Cyprus vote

The certain list of candidates will be declared by the Supreme Electoral Board on March 22.

Seven candidates to run Turkish Cyprus vote

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Supreme Electoral Board ruled that Serap Tezcan could not run in upcoming presidential election. Seven candidates will run the election.

The Supreme Electoral Board evaluated objections against candidacy of Tezcan and President Mehmet Ali Talat.

The Board accepted the objection against Tezcan that she had "some psychological problems", and ruled that she was "not eligible to run in the elections".

Meanwhile, the Board rejected the objection against Talat's candidacy that he did "not abide by the oath he took while taking the office as the president".

Names of seven candidates are as follows:

-President Mehmet Ali Talat (independent)
-Prime Minister Dervis Eroglu (National Unity Party)
-Mustafa Kemal Tumkan (independent)
-Arif Salih Kirdag (independent)
-Zeki Besiktepeli (independent)
-Ayhan Kaymak (independent)
-Tahsin Ertugruloglu (independent)

The certain list of candidates will be declared by the Supreme Electoral Board on March 22.

The presidential election will be held in the TRNC on April 18. If any candidate cannot reach the required threshold of 50 percent in the first round, the second round of the election will be held on April 25 between the two candidates who received the highest number of votes in the first round.

Rauf Denktas was the first president of the TRNC which was established in 1983. He remained at office from 1983 to 2005. He was replaced by Mehmet Ali Talat during the 2005 election.


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Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Mart 2010, 09:17

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