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  Cyprus
Institutions
  President  Nicos Anastasiades 0 18 +11.97%
  House of Representatives  Democratic Rally 0 16 +3.57%
District
 Famagusta   
 Kyrenia   
 Larnaca   
 Limassol   
 Nicosia   
 Paphos   
Disputed Territory
 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus   
European Union
  European Parliament  Democratic Rally 0 19 +1.59%
Referenda
 Referenda   


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Oceans / Seas / Gulfs
Mediterranean Sea  

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Established August 16, 1960
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia February 22, 2021 02:36pm
Description Republic 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.

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Cyprus: Divided Island  Discuss
Parliament of Cyprus  Discuss
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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Jul 06, 2017 08:30pm News Cyprus reunification talks collapse, U.N. chief 'very sorry'  Article IndyGeorgia 
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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