Turkish Cyprus election board announces vote figures

TRNC Higher Election Board Chairperson Nevvar Nolan on Monday announced vote figures.

Turkish Cyprus election board announces vote figures

A total of 164,072 people will cast vote in the presidential election which will take place on April 18 in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).

TRNC Higher Election Board Chairperson Nevvar Nolan said on Monday that the number of registered electors for the presidential election was 164,072.

Nolan listed the distribution of electors according to the towns as; Lefkosa: 51,381; Gazimagusa: 43,004; Girne: 31,233; Guzelyurt: 21,214 and Iskele: 17,240.

Meanwhile, seven candidates will run the election. 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 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: 29 Mart 2010, 12:23

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