Democratic Party (Northern Cyprus)

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Democratic Party
Leader Serdar Denktaş
Founded 1992
Headquarters North Nicosia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Ideology Turkish Cypriot Nationalism
Political position Centre-right[2]
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
Colors Red, White, Green
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Politics of North Cyprus
Political parties

The Democratic Party (Turkish: Demokrat Parti, DP) is a conservative[1] political party in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. President of the party is Serdar Denktaş, son of former president Rauf Denktaş.

At the legislative elections for the Assembly of the Republic on 20 January 2005, the party won 13.5% of the popular vote and 6 out of 50 seats. Its candidate, Mustafa Arabacıoğlu, won 13.3% of the votes in the Northern Cyprus presidential elections on 17 April 2005. At the last legislative elections on 19 April 2009 the DP won 5 out of 50 seats and 10.7% of the popular vote.


  1. ^ a b Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck
  2. ^ Andrekos Varnava; Christalla Yakinthou (2011). Cyprus: Political Modernity and the Structures of Democracy in a Divided Island. The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe (Oxford University Press). p. 469. 

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