Northern Cyprus parliamentary election, 2018

Northern Cyprus parliamentary election, 2018
Northern Cyprus
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All 50 seats of the Assembly of the Republic
26 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 66.2%
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Hüseyin Özgürgün Tufan Erhürman Kudret Özersay
Last election 14 21
Seats won 21 12 9
Seat change Increase 7 Decrease 9 New
Popular vote 1,907,030 1,121,478 915,666
Percentage 35.6% 20.9% 17.1%
Swing Increase8.3 pp Decrease17.5 pp New

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Cemal Özyiğit Serdar Denktaş Erhan Arıklı
Last election 3 12
Seats won 3 3 2
Seat change Steady 0 Decrease 9 New
Popular vote 463,081 420,102 375,113
Percentage 8.6% 7.8% 7.0%
Swing Increase1.2 pp Decrease15.4 pp New

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]