Democrat Party

Turkish Cypriots to head to ballot boxes on Jan 23

Turkish Cypriots will be heading for early general elections on Jan. 23 to elect its 50 parliamentary deputies following the resignation of a shaky coalition last month and the election of a new leader of the ruling party.

The decision on holding early general elections was published in the country's Official Gazette after it was approved by the Turkish Cypriot Parliament.

New coalition gov't in Turkish Cyprus wins vote of confidence

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (AA) - The new coalition government formed in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) won the vote of confidence on Nov. 13. 

The Assembly of the Republic held an extraordinary meeting to vote for the coalition of National Unity Party (UBP) and the Democrat Party (DP).

North Cyprus to go to early polls in January

All political parties in Turkish Cyprus have come to a mutual agreement to hold an early election on Jan. 22, 2022, according to a statement released on Nov. 8 by North Cyprus' Parliament Press Office.

"The chairmen of six political parties gathered in a meeting held by Parliament Speaker Önder Sennaroğlu and took the decision," it said.

Opposition alliance accelerates works on return to parliamentary system

The oppositional alliance has accelerated works for drafting a road map for replacing the current executive-presidential system with a strengthened parliamentary model and will launch a debate between the leaders to finalize it by December of this year, senior oppositional leaders have said.

Gov’t in Turkish Cyprus resigns after political deadlock

The shaky coalition governing Turkish Cyprus resigned yesterday after months of political deadlock in the parliament following a presidential election held last year.

Turkish Cypriot Premier Ersan Saner has said in a written statement that the coalition of the National Unity Party (UBP), the Rebirth Party (YDP) and the Democrat Party (DP) has ended.

Nation Alliance works on Strengthened Parliamentary System: CHP leader

Turkey's main opposition leader said on Oct. 1 that the Nation Alliance has been working on a new Constitution draft.

"As [Nation] Alliance, we are working on a strengthened parliamentary system," Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the Republican People's Party (CHP), told reporters in parliament.

Six opposition parties to hold a special meeting on parliamentary system

Representatives from six opposition parties will come together next week in parliament to specifically raise the need for the return to the parliamentary system, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

According to the agency, the meeting will take place on Oct. 5 after parliament will resume its works on Oct 1.

İYİ Party’s Akşener says she will run for prime minister not president

Meral Akşener, the chair of İYİ (Good) Party, has said she will not run for president but she will race for prime minister in the next elections, in a statement to emphasize that the opposition's joint bid to replace the current executive-presidency with the parliamentary system.