President of Cyprus

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President of the Republic of Cyprus
Πρόεδρος της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας  (Greek)
Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti Cumhurbaşkanı  (Turkish)
Flag of Cyprus.svg
Flag of Cyprus
Nicos Anastasiades at EPP HQ.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
Coat of Arms of Cyprus.svg
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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; Cyprus 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 Nicos Anastasiades at EPP HQ.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)

Statistics[edit]

# President Date of birth Age at inauguration
(first term)
Time in office
(total)
Age at retirement
(last term)
Date of death Longevity
1 Mouskos, MichailMakarios III 19130813August 13, 1913(August 13, 1913) 47 00347 years, 3 days 16 32016 years, 211 days 65 17663 years, 355 days 19770803August 3, 1977 23,36663 years, 355 days
2 Kyprianou, SpyrosSpyros Kyprianou 19321028October 28, 1932(October 28, 1932) 44 31044 years, 310 days 10 17810 years, 178 days 55 12355 years, 123 days 20020312March 12, 2002 25,33769 years, 135 days
3 Vassiliou, GeorgiosGeorgios Vassiliou 19310520May 20, 1931(May 20, 1931) 56 28456 years, 284 days 05 0005 years, 0 days 61 28461 years, 284 days Living 30,47283 years, 156 days (Living)
4 Clerides, GlafcosGlafcos Clerides 19190424April 24, 1919(April 24, 1919) 73 31073 years, 310 days 10 00010 years, 0 days 83 31083 years, 310 days 20131115November 15, 2013 34,53994 years, 204 days
5 Papadopoulos, TassosTassos Papadopoulos 19340107January 7, 1934(January 7, 1934) 69 05269 years, 52 days 05 0005 years, 0 days 74 05274 years, 52 days 20081212December 12, 2008 27,36874 years, 340 days
6 Christofias, DemetrisDemetris Christofias 19460829August 29, 1946(August 29, 1946) 61 18361 years, 183 days 05 0005 years, 0 days 66 18366 years, 183 days Living 24,89268 years, 55 days (Living)
7 Anastasiades, NicosNicos Anastasiades 19460927September 27, 1946(September 27, 1946) 66 15466 years, 154 days 01 199 6021 year, 237 days (Ongoing) Incumbent Living 24,86368 years, 26 days (Living)

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