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60 percent of votes counted in Turkish Cypriot polls
60 percent of votes counted in Turkish Cypriot polls

Eight parties ran in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ elections

World Bulletin / News Desk

With sixty percent of the votes counted in the snap general election in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) according to the unofficial election results, the National Unity Party (UBP) is in first place with 36.05 percent.

The second-placed Republican Turkish Party (CTP) received 20.8 percent of the counted votes while the Peoples' Party (HP), which ran in the election for the first time, came in third with 16.74 percent.

The Democrat Party (DP) -- who make up the current coalition government – took fourth place with 8.06 percent, the Communal Democracy Party (TDP) came in fifth with 7.99 percent, and the Renaissance Party (YDP) took last place with 7.45 percent of the votes.

Three parties could not pass the five percent threshold with only 2.93 percent of the votes in total.


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