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 House of Representatives 
 Famagusta District 
 Kyrenia District 
 Larnaca District 
 Limassol District 
 Nicosia District 
 Paphos District 
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 Northern Cyprus 
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Established August 16, 1960
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedGerald Farinas May 10, 2004 12:53pm
DescriptionRepublic of Cyprus

A former colony of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Cyprus is situated in the Middle East as an island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey. With its capital in Nicosia, Cyprus is comprised of six districts: Famagusta, Kyrenia, Larnaca, Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos. It also has disputed claims over territories held by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus: Kyrenia, Famagusta, Lefkosa in Nicosia, and Larnaca. Cyprus is currently in a violent struggle with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus for reunification.

As a republic, Cyprus is led by a popularly elected President. He governs in five-year terms as both head of state and government. Legislation is the jurisdiction of the unicameral House of Representatives or Vouli Antiprosopon. It consists of 80 seats: 56 are assigned to the Greek Cypriots and 24 to Turkish Cypriots. Only the seats of Greek Cypriots are filled rendering the 24 Turkish seats vacant.


Cyprus: Divided Island  Discuss
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Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations  Discuss
Press and Information Office of Cyprus  Discuss
United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus  Discuss




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Mar 17, 2013 05:00pm News Cyprus works on last-minute deal to soften bank levy  Article RBH 
Jan 26, 2010 03:00am News Cyprus could split like Czechoslovakia, Turkish Cypriots say  Article kal 
Dec 14, 2003 12:00am News Turkish Cypriot power shift looms  Article Picimpalious 

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