2018 Northern Cyprus parliamentary election

Northern Cyprus parliamentary election, 2018

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All 50 seats of the Assembly of the Republic
26 seats needed for a majority
 First partySecond partyThird party
LeaderHüseyin ÖzgürgünTufan ErhürmanKudret Özersay
Last election1421
Seats won21129
Seat changeIncrease 7Decrease 9New
Popular vote1,907,0301,121,478915,666
SwingIncrease8.3 ppDecrease17.5 ppNew

 Fourth partyFifth partySixth party
LeaderCemal ÖzyiğitSerdar DenktaşErhan Arıklı
Last election312
Seats won332
Seat changeSteady 0Decrease 9New
Popular vote463,081420,102375,113
SwingIncrease1.2 ppDecrease15.4 ppNew

2018 Northern Cyprus parliamentary election map.svg
Map of the election results, showing the seats won by each party in each of the 6 multi-member constituencies.

Prime Minister before election

Hüseyin Özgürgün

Elected Prime Minister

Tufan Erhürman

Parliamentary elections were held in Northern Cyprus on 7 January 2018 to elect the 50 members of the Assembly of the Republic for a five-year term.[1] Going into the elections, the government was led by Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün, who had served since 16 April 2016, leading a coalition consisting of the National Unity Party and the Democratic Party.[2]

Following the elections, a new coalition government was formed by the Republican Turkish Party (CTP), the People's Party, Communal Democracy Party and the Democratic Party, with CTP leader Tufan Erhürman becoming Prime Minister.[3]

Electoral system

The fifty members of the Assembly are elected by proportional representation in six multi-member constituencies with an electoral threshold of 5%. Voters can vote for either a party list or individual candidates. If they choose the latter, they may cast as many votes as there are seats in each constituency. Voters are not limited to their constituency if they wish to vote for individual candidates; they may vote for candidates in any constituency so long as the total number of votes cast is between 24 and 50.[4][5]