President of Cyprus

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President of the Republic of Cyprus
Πρόεδρος της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας  (Greek)
Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti Cumhurbaşkanı  (Turkish)
Coat of Arms of Cyprus.svg
Coat of arms of Cyprus
ANASTASIADES Nicos.jpg
Incumbent
Nicos Anastasiades

since 28 February 2013
ResidencePresidential Palace
AppointerDirect popular vote
Term lengthFive years, renewable once
Inaugural holderMakarios III
Formation16 August 1960
Websitewww.presidency.gov.cy
 
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President of the Republic of Cyprus
Πρόεδρος της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας  (Greek)
Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti Cumhurbaşkanı  (Turkish)
Coat of Arms of Cyprus.svg
Coat of arms of Cyprus
ANASTASIADES Nicos.jpg
Incumbent
Nicos Anastasiades

since 28 February 2013
ResidencePresidential Palace
AppointerDirect popular vote
Term lengthFive years, renewable once
Inaugural holderMakarios III
Formation16 August 1960
Websitewww.presidency.gov.cy
Coat of Arms of Cyprus.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
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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 Nicos Anastasiades. Unique among member states of the European Union, the President of Cyprus possesses considerable power; Cyrpus is the only EU state with a strong presidential system of government.

List of Presidents of the Republic of Cyprus (1960–Present)[edit]

#NamePictureTerm startTerm endPolitical Party
1Archbishop Makarios IIIMakarios III and Robert F. Wagner NYWTS cropped.jpg16 August 196015 July 1974
(deposed)
None
Glafcos Clerides (acting)Glafcos Clerides.jpg23 July 19747 December 1974United Unified Party
(1)Archbishop Makarios IIIMakarios III and Robert F. Wagner NYWTS cropped.jpg7 December 1974
(restored)
3 August 1977
(died in office)
None
2Spyros KyprianouCoat of Arms of Cyprus.svg3 September 197728 February 1988Democratic Party
3George VasiliouCoat of Arms of Cyprus.svg28 February 198828 February 1993United Democrats
4Glafcos CleridesGlafcos Clerides.jpg28 February 199328 February 2003Democratic Rally
5Tassos PapadopoulosTassos Papadopoulos.jpg28 February 200328 February 2008Democratic Party
6Dimitris ChristofiasDimitris Christofias.jpg28 February 200828 February 2013Progressive Party of Working People
7Nicos AnastasiadesANASTASIADES Nicos.jpg28 February 2013IncumbentDemocratic Rally

Latest election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 17-24 February 2013 Cypriot presidential election results
Candidate and nominating parties1st round2nd round
Votes%Votes%
Nicos Anastasiades - DISY200,59145.46236,96557.48
Stavros Malas - AKEL118,75526.91175,26742.52
Giorgos Lillikas - EDEK109,99624.93
Giorgos Charalambous - ELAM3,8990.88
Praxoula Antoniadou - EDI2,6780.61
Makaria-Andri Stylianou - Independent1,8980.43
Lakis Ioannou - LASOK1,2780.29
Solon Gregoriou - Independent7920.18
Kostas Kyriacou - Independent7220.16
Andreas Efstratiou - Independent4340.10
Loukas Stavrou - Independent2130.05
Valid votes441,212100.00412,232100.00
Blank votes4,4600.9818,0404.05
Invalid votes7,8261.7314,7373.31
Turnout (out of 545,491 registered votes)453,49883.14445,00981.58
Source: Cypriot Government (http://www.ekloges.gov.cy)

Living former presidents[edit]

As of September 2014, there are two living former presidents.

PresidentTerm of officeDate of birth
George Vasiliou1988–1993(1931-05-20) May 20, 1931 (age 83)
Demetris Christofias2008–2013(1946-09-29) September 29, 1946 (age 67)

The most recent death of a former president was that of Glafcos Clerides (1993–2003) on November 15, 2013, aged 94.

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