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See also: Politics of Northern Cyprus This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The two major communities of the de facto divided island nation of Cyprus held a referendum on settleing the Cyprus dispute on 24 April 2004. ... Dimitris Christofias (Greek: Δημήτρης Χριστόφιας) is a chubby Cypriot politician who is the General Secretary of AKEL and the President of the House of Representatives (Cypriot Parliament). ... The House of Representatives (Vouli Antiprosópon/Temsilciler Meclisi) is the parliament of Cyprus. ... Political parties in Cyprus lists political parties in this country. ... Elections in Cyprus gives information on election and election results in Cyprus. ... The 2001 Parliamentary elections in Cyprus took place on 27th Mary Results ... The 2006 legislative election in Cyprus will take place on 21 May. ... The districts (επαρχίες) are the subnational subdivisions of Cyprus. ... Cyprus has historically followed a non-aligned foreign policy, although it increasingly identifies with the West in its cultural affinities and trade patterns, and maintains close relations with Greece. ... The European Union or EU is a supranational and international organization of 27 member states. ... Since 1974, Cyprus has been divided de facto into the internationally recognized southern two-thirds of the island and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus which controls the northern one-third of the island. ...


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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 Dimitris Christofias. Information on politics by country is available for every country, including both de jure and de facto independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... For the comedy film of the same name, see Head of State (film). ... The head of government is the chief officer of the executive branch of a government, often presiding over a cabinet. ... Cyprus (in Greek Kypros Κύπρος and in Turkish Kıbrıs) is an island in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, 113 kilometres (70 miles) south of Turkey and around 120 km west of the Syrian coast. ... Dimitris Christofias (Greek: Δημήτρης Χριστόφιας) is a chubby Cypriot politician who is the General Secretary of AKEL and the President of the House of Representatives (Cypriot Parliament). ...


After the 1974 coup d'état which installed Nikos Sampson, Turkey invaded Northern Cyprus on 20 July 1974, and in 1983 created the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, which is recognized only by Turkey itself. Consequently, the jurisdiction of the Republic of Cyprus does de facto not extent to the northern third of the island. Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Coup redirects here. ... Nikos Sampson (Greek: Νίκος Σαμψών; December 16, 1935 – May 9, 2001) was the de facto dictator of Cyprus installed by the coup détat that overthrew President Makarios in 1974. ... Combatants  Turkey  Cyprus  Greece On the 20th of July 1974, Turkey launched a military invasion by air, land and sea against Cyprus purportedly to restore constitutional order following an Athens orchestrated coup by the Cypriot National Guard against the President of Cyprus, Makarios III. Though Turkey had consistently refused to... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... Anthem Ä°stiklâl Marşı(Turkish) Independence March Capital Nicosia Official languages Turkish Government Representative democratic republic1  -  President Mehmet Ali Talat  -  Prime Minister Ferdi Sabit Soyer Sovereignty from Cyprus   -  Proclaimed November 15, 1983   -  Recognition By Turkey   -  Independence from Cyprus   -  Declared November 15, 1983  Area  -  Total 3,355 km² (not ranked) 1...


List of Presidents of the Republic of Cyprus (1960-Present)

# Name Picture Term start Term end Political Party
1 Archbishop Makarios III (1st time, deposed) 16 August 1960 15 July 1974 None
Nikos Sampson 15 July 1974 23 July 1974 EOKA-B
Glafkos Klerides (1st time, acting) 23 July 1974 7 December 1974 Unified Democratic Party
Archbishop Makarios III (2nd time) 7 December 1974 3 August 1977 None
2 Spyros Kyprianou 3 September 1977 28 February 1988 Democratic Party
3 George Vasiliou 28 February 1988 28 February 1993 United Democrats
4 Glafkos Klerides (2nd time) 28 February 1993 28 February 2003 Democratic Rally
5 Tassos Papadopoulos 28 February 2003 28 February

Latest election

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Summary of the 17 February 2008 Cypriot presidential election results
Candidates and nominating parties 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
Dimitris Christofias 150,016 33.29 240,604 53.37
Ioannis Kasoulidis 150,996 33.51 210,195 46.63
Tassos Papadopoulos 143,249 31.79  
Marios Matsakis 3,460 0.77
Kostas Kyriacou 1,092 0.24
Kostas Themistocleous 753 0.17
Andreas Efstratiou 713 0.16
Christodoulos Neophytou 243 0.05
Anastasis Michael 117 0.03
Valid votes 450,639 100.00 450,799 100.00
Blank votes 4,410 0.95% 7,768 1.66%
Invalid votes 7,798 1.68% 10,576 2.25%
Turnout (out of 516.441 registered votes) 462,847 89.62 469,143 90.84
Source: Cypriot Government (http://www.ekloges.gov.cy/index.aspx?ci=en-GB)

  Results from FactBites:
 
Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 07-07-29 (496 words)
The Cyprus government is organising a series of events to mark the 30th anniversary since Makarios death.
President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias expressed the wish that soon enough Cyprus will be free from the Turkish army, which occupies one third of the islands territory since the Turkish invasion of 1974.
President Papoulias, who arrived Saturday in Cyprus to participate in events commemorating the anniversary of the death of the late Archbishop Makarios III, the Republics first elected president after independence in 1960, had this afternoon a private meeting with Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos.
American Hellenic Institute | The Cyprus Problem: (7079 words)
President Clerides has reaffirmed that representatives of the Turkish Cypriot community are welcome to participate in these negotiations as members of a unitary delegation of the Republic of Cyprus.
Given that Cyprus will accede to the EU as a single state, it is greatly to be preferred that the Cyprus problem is solved so that the whole of Cyprus can enjoy the undisputed political, security, social and economic benefits accruing from EU membership.
Although this proposal was cancelled by the Cyprus Government on December 29, 1998, the belligerent saber-rattling instigated by the Turkish military underlines the fact that Cyprus remains an international flashpoint.
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