Assembly of the Republic (Northern Cyprus)
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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
|Republican Turkish Party||477,209||38.38||21||+6|
|National Unity Party||339,864||27.33||14||–12|
|Communal Democracy Party||92,110||7.41||3||+1|
|United Cyprus Party||39,127||3.15||0||0|
|Sources: Yakın Doğu Üniversitesi, IFES|
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
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:
- 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
- Todays Zaman
- "Official website of the Assembly of the Republic" (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 20 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
- "List of deputies" (in Turkish). Official Website of the Assembly of the Republic. Archived from the original on 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
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