President of Northern Cyprus
|President of the
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
|Term length||Five years, renewable once|
|Inaugural holder||Rauf Denktaş|
|Formation||November 15, 1983|
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The President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is the head of state of the TRNC. Rauf Denktaş was the first and founder president of TRNC, and retired in 2005. His position was taken over by Mehmet Ali Talat, followed by the current president, Derviş Eroğlu.
In the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the president is elected every five years. Presidential elections are held in two rounds if no candidate gains more than 50% of the votes in the first round. It is necessary that the president is originated from the island of Cyprus. It is also necessary that he/she has lived in the country for five years, has received secondary education and he/she is over 30 years old.
The president is represented by the president of the assembly when the president is abroad.
|Picture||Took Office||Left Office||Party|
|15 November 1983||24 April 2005||National Unity Party|
|2||Mehmet Ali Talat
|24 April 2005||23 April 2010||Republican Turkish Party|
|23 April 2010||Incumbent||National Unity Party|
|Derviş Eroğlu||National Unity Party (UBP)||61,491||50.38|
|Mehmet Ali Talat||Independent||52,302||42.85|
|Mustafa Kemal Tümkan||Independent||964||0.79|
|Arif Salih Kırdağ||Independent||521||0.43|
|Total (turnout 76.37%)||125,294||100|
|Source: mahkemeler.net (XLS-file)|
- Northern Cyprus's new president: Enter Eroglu (The Economist) Retrieved on 2011-06-01.
- "KKTC hakkında, Cumhubaşkanı (About the TRNC, the President)". TRNC Department of Promotion. Retrieved 2011-04-21.
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