Assembly of the Republic (Northern Cyprus)

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This article is about the Parliament of Northern Cyprus. For other uses, see Assembly of the Republic (disambiguation).
Parties in Assembly of the Republic (Northern Cyprus):
  Republican Turkish Party: 21 seats
  National Unity Party: 14 seats
  Democratic Party : 12 seats
  Communal Democracy Party: 3 seats
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The parliament of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the Assembly of the Republic (Cumhuriyet Meclisi) has 50 members, elected for a five-year term by mitigated proportional representation. A party must cross the election threshold (5% of the total vote) to get any seats in parliament. The TRNC parliament is composed of 50 MPs, chosen from five electoral districts, Lefkoşa, Gazimağusa, Girne, Güzelyurt and İskele.

In TRNC parliamentary elections, voters vote for individual candidates. There are two ways of voting.

  • Voters can either vote for a party, which in effect is voting for every MP candidate from that party in that elections district once. The voter can further prioritize the MPs in this kind of voting.
  • Or alternatively the voter may not choose a party but would vote for different MP candidates from different parties. In this kind of mixed voting, a person can not choose more than the number of MPs from that district.

2013 Parliamentary elections[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Republican Turkish Party 477,209 38.38 21 +6
National Unity Party 339,864 27.33 14 –12
Democratic Party 288,021 23.16 12 +7
Communal Democracy Party 92,110 7.41 3 +1
United Cyprus Party 39,127 3.15 0 0
Independents 0.56 0 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 120,287 100 50 0
Registered voters/turnout 172,803 69.61
Sources: Yakın Doğu Üniversitesi, IFES

Assembly Buildings[edit]

The Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti is located on Osmanpaşa Cd in the Turkish sector of Nicosia across from the Turkish Embassay in Northern Cyprus. The building is a two storey colonial structure.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe[edit]

In 2004, the Turkish Cypriot community was awarded "observer status" in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). Since then, the two Turkish Cypriot representatives of PACE are elected in the Assembly of Northern Cyprus to represent the people in PACE:[1]

2005-2007: CTP Özdil Nami; UBP Huseyin Ozgurgun[2]
27.01.2011: CTP Mehmet Caglar; UBP Ahmet Eti[3]
04.12.2013: CTP Mehmet Caglar, UBP Tahsin Ertugruloglu[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ James Ker-Lindsay (UN SG's Former Special Representative for Cyprus) The Foreign Policy of Counter Secession: Preventing the Recognition of Contested States, p.149
  2. ^ Today's Zaman
  3. ^ Sabah
  4. ^ RoC

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