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President of the
Republic of Cyprus
Incumbent
Dimitris Christofias

since 28 February 2008
Appointer Direct popular vote
Term length Five years, renewable once
Formation 16 August 1960
Website http://www.presidency.gov.cy
(English) (Greek) (Turkish)
Cyprus

This article is part of the series:
Politics and government of
Cyprus


See also Politics of Northern Cyprus


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The President of Cyprus is the head of state and the head of government of the Republic of Cyprus. The office was created in 1960, after Cyprus gained its independence from the United Kingdom. Currently, the President of Cyprus is Dimitris Christofias.

After the 1974 coup d'état which installed Nikos Sampson, Turkey invaded Northern Cyprus on 20 July 1974, and in 1983 created the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, which is recognized only by Turkey itself. Consequently, the jurisdiction of the Republic of Cyprus does de facto not extend to the northern third of the island.

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List of Presidents of the Republic of Cyprus (1960–Present)

# Name Picture Term start Term end Political Party
1 Archbishop Makarios III (deposed) Makarios III and Robert F. Wagner NYWTS cropped.jpg 16 August 1960 15 July 1974 None
Nikos Sampson (puppet president) 15 July 1974 23 July 1974
Glafcos Clerides (acting) 23 July 1974 7 December 1974 Unified Democratic Party
Archbishop Makarios III (restored) Makarios III and Robert F. Wagner NYWTS cropped.jpg 7 December 1974 3 August 1977 None
2 Spyros Kyprianou 3 September 1977 28 February 1988 Democratic Party
3 George Vasiliou 28 February 1988 28 February 1993 United Democrats
4 Glafcos Clerides 28 February 1993 28 February 2003 Democratic Rally
5 Tassos Papadopoulos Tassos Papadopoulos.jpg 28 February 2003 28 February 2008 Democratic Party
6 Dimitris Christofias Dimitris Christofias.jpg 28 February 2008 Present Progressive Party of Working People

Latest election

e • d  Summary of the 17 February 2008 Cypriot presidential election results
Candidates and nominating parties 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
Dimitris Christofias 150,016 33.29 240,604 53.37
Ioannis Kasoulidis 150,996 33.51 210,195 46.63
Tassos Papadopoulos 143,249 31.79  
Marios Matsakis 3,460 0.77
Kostas Kyriacou 1,092 0.24
Kostas Themistocleous 753 0.17
Andreas Efstratiou 713 0.16
Christodoulos Neophytou 243 0.05
Anastasis Michael 117 0.03
Valid votes 450,639 100.00 450,799 100.00
Blank votes 4,410 0.95 7,768 1.66
Invalid votes 7,798 1.68 10,576 2.25
Turnout (out of 516.441 registered votes) 462,847 89.62 469,143 90.84
Source: Cypriot Government (http://www.ekloges.gov.cy/index.aspx?ci=en-GB)

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