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The 2018 Northern Cyprus parliamentary election was held on 7 January 2018. It was held to elect the 50 members of the Assembly of the Republic.

The election was a victory for the National Unity Party and other right-wing parties.

Parties

  • Republican Turkish Party (CTP): led by Tufan Erhürman. This party supports Cyprus reunification and social democracy.
  • National Unity Party (UBP): led by Hüseyin Özgürgün. This party is nationalistic and conservative.
  • Democratic Party (DP): led by Serdar Denktaş son of Rauf Denktaş. This party is nationalistic and conservative.
  • Communal Democracy Party (TDP): led by Cemal Özyiğit. This party supports Cyprus reunification and social democracy.
  • People's Party (HP): led by Kudret Özersay. This party supports Cyprus reunification and is centrist.
  • Rebirth Party (YDP): led by Erhan Arıklı. This party is nationalistic.
  • Communal Liberation Party-New Forces (TKP-YG): led by Mehmet Çakıcı. This party supports Cyprus reunification and social democracy.

The United Cyprus Party (BKP) was in an alliance with the TKP-YG. As such, BKP members ran for Parliament under the TKP-YG name. The New Cyprus Party refused to join the alliance.

Results

Parties Results Total seats
Votes  % Seats +/−
National Unity Party 1,907,030 35.6% 21 +7
Republican Turkish Party 1,121,478 20.9% 12 –9
People's Party 915,666 17.1% 9 new
Communal Democracy Party 463,081 8.6% 3 +1
Democratic Party 420,102 7.8% 2 –10
Rebirth Party 375,113 7.0% 3 new
Communal Liberation Party-New Forces 143,645 2.7% 0 0
Nationalist Democracy Party 7,083 0.1% 0 new
Independents 6,951 0.1% 0 0
Totals 5,360,149 100.0% 50 0
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