President of Cyprus

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President of the Republic of Cyprus
Πρόεδρος της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας  (Greek)
Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti Cumhurbaşkanı  (Turkish)
Coat of Arms of Cyprus.svg
Coat of arms of Cyprus
ANASTASIADES Nicos.jpg
Incumbent
Nicos Anastasiades

since 28 February 2013
Residence Presidential Palace
Appointer Direct popular vote
Term length Five years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Makarios III
Formation 16 August 1960
Website www.presidency.gov.cy
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The President of Cyprus is the head of state and the head of government of the Republic of Cyprus. The office was created in 1960, after Cyprus gained its independence from the United Kingdom. Currently, the President of Cyprus is Nicos Anastasiades. Unique among member states of the European Union, the President of Cyprus possesses considerable power; Cyrpus is the only EU state with a strong presidential system of government.

List of Presidents of the Republic of Cyprus (1960–Present)[edit]

# Name Picture Term start Term end Political Party
1 Archbishop Makarios III Makarios III and Robert F. Wagner NYWTS cropped.jpg 16 August 1960 15 July 1974
(deposed)
None
Glafcos Clerides (acting) Glafcos Clerides.jpg 23 July 1974 7 December 1974 United Unified Party
(1) Archbishop Makarios III Makarios III and Robert F. Wagner NYWTS cropped.jpg 7 December 1974
(restored)
3 August 1977
(died in office)
None
2 Spyros Kyprianou Coat of Arms of Cyprus.svg 3 September 1977 28 February 1988 Democratic Party
3 George Vasiliou Coat of Arms of Cyprus.svg 28 February 1988 28 February 1993 United Democrats
4 Glafcos Clerides Glafcos Clerides.jpg 28 February 1993 28 February 2003 Democratic Rally
5 Tassos Papadopoulos Tassos Papadopoulos.jpg 28 February 2003 28 February 2008 Democratic Party
6 Dimitris Christofias Dimitris Christofias.jpg 28 February 2008 28 February 2013 Progressive Party of Working People
7 Nicos Anastasiades ANASTASIADES Nicos.jpg 28 February 2013 Incumbent Democratic Rally

Latest election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 17-24 February 2013 Cypriot presidential election results
Candidate and nominating parties 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
Nicos Anastasiades - DISY 200,591 45.46 236,965 57.48
Stavros Malas - AKEL 118,755 26.91 175,267 42.52
Giorgos Lillikas - EDEK 109,996 24.93
Giorgos Charalambous - ELAM 3,899 0.88
Praxoula Antoniadou - EDI 2,678 0.61
Makaria-Andri Stylianou - Independent 1,898 0.43
Lakis Ioannou - LASOK 1,278 0.29
Solon Gregoriou - Independent 792 0.18
Kostas Kyriacou - Independent 722 0.16
Andreas Efstratiou - Independent 434 0.10
Loukas Stavrou - Independent 213 0.05
Valid votes 441,212 100.00 412,232 100.00
Blank votes 4,460 0.98 18,040 4.05
Invalid votes 7,826 1.73 14,737 3.31
Turnout (out of 545,491 registered votes) 453,498 83.14 445,009 81.58
Source: Cypriot Government (http://www.ekloges.gov.cy)

Living former presidents[edit]

As of August 2014, there are two living former presidents.

President Term of office Date of birth
George Vasiliou 1988–1993 (1931-05-20) May 20, 1931 (age 83)
Demetris Christofias 2008–2013 (1946-09-29) September 29, 1946 (age 67)

The most recent death of a former president was that of Glafcos Clerides (1993–2003) on November 15, 2013, aged 94.

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