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President of Cyprus

President of the Republic of Cyprus
Πρόεδρος της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας  (Greek)
Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti Cumhurbaşkanı  (Turkish)
Flag of Cyprus.svg
Flag of Cyprus
Incumbent
Nicos Anastasiades

since 28 February 2013
Residence Presidential Palace
Appointer Direct popular vote
Term length Five years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Makarios III
Formation 16 August 1960
Website www.presidency.gov.cy
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Cyprus

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, since 28 February 2013.

Uniquely among member states of the European Union, in Cyprus the roles of head of state and government are combined, making Cyprus the only EU state with a full presidential system of government. The 1960 Constitution provides for a Turkish Cypriot Vice President with extensive veto rights, but since 1963 the Turkish Cypriots officials abandoned all state positions including the position of the Vice President which has been vacant ever since.

List

Key

§ Elected unopposed
Died in office

Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Elected Term of Office Party
Archbishop Makarios III
(1913–1977)
Makarios III and Robert F. Wagner NYWTS cropped.jpg 1959
1968
1973[§]
16 August 1960 15 July 1974
(deposed)
Independent
Nikos Sampson
(1935–2001)
(de facto)
15 July 1974 23 July 1974 Progressive Front
Glafcos Clerides
(1919–2013)
(acting)
Glafcos Clerides.jpg 23 July 1974 7 December 1974 United Democratic Party
Archbishop Makarios III
(1913–1977)
Makarios III and Robert F. Wagner NYWTS cropped.jpg 7 December 1974
(restored)
3 August 1977[†] Independent
Spyros Kyprianou
(1932–2002)
(acting)
Spyros Kyprianou 1981 crop.jpg 3 August 1977 3 September 1977 Democratic Party
Spyros Kyprianou
(1932–2002)
1978[§]
1983
3 September 1977 28 February 1988
George Vasiliou
(1931–)
1988 28 February 1988 28 February 1993 Independent
supported by
Progressive Party of Working People
Glafcos Clerides
(1919–2013)
Glafcos Clerides.jpg 1993
1998
28 February 1993 28 February 2003 Democratic Rally
Tassos Papadopoulos
(1934–2008)
Tassos Papadopoulos.jpg 2003 28 February 2003 28 February 2008 Democratic Party
supported by
Progressive Party of Working People
Demetris Christofias
(1946–)
Dimitris Christofias.jpg 2008 28 February 2008 28 February 2013 Progressive Party of Working People
Nicos Anastasiades
(1946–)
Nicos Anastasiades at EPP HQ.jpg 2013
2018
28 February 2013 Incumbent Democratic Rally

Timeline

Nicos AnastasiadesDemetris ChristofiasTassos PapadopoulosGlafcos CleridesGeorge VasiliouSpyros KyprianouMakarios III

Latest election

e • d Summary of the 28 January and 4 February 2018 Cypriot presidential election results
Candidate and nominating parties 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
Nicos Anastasiades - DISY 137,268 35.51 215,281 55.99
Stavros Malas - AKEL 116,920 30.24 169,243 44.01
Nikolas Papadopoulos - DIKO 99,508 25.74
Christos Christou - ELAM 21,846 5.65
Giorgos Lillikas - Citizens' Alliance 8,419 2.18
Andreas Efstratiou - Independent 845 0.22
Charis Aristeidou - Independent 752 0.19
Michail Mina - Organisation of Justice Fighters 662 0.17
Christakis Kapiliotis - Independent 391 0.10
Valid votes 386,611 100.00 384,524 100.00
Blank votes 3,459 0.87 12,173 2.99
Invalid votes 5,879 1.48 10,778 2.65
Turnout (out of 550,876 registered votes) 395,949 71.88 407,475 73.97
Source: results.elections.moi.gov.cy (first round and second round)

Statistics

# President Date of birth Age at inauguration
(first term)
Time in office
(total)
Age at retirement
(last term)
Date of death Longevity
1 Mouskos, MichailMakarios III 19130813August 13, 1913(August 13, 1913) 47 00347 years, 3 days 16 32016 years, 211 days 65 17663 years, 355 days 19770803August 3, 1977 23,36663 years, 355 days
2 Kyprianou, SpyrosSpyros Kyprianou 19321028October 28, 1932(October 28, 1932) 44 31044 years, 310 days 10 17810 years, 178 days 55 12355 years, 123 days 20020312March 12, 2002 25,33769 years, 135 days
3 Vassiliou, GeorgiosGeorgios Vassiliou 19310520May 20, 1931(May 20, 1931) 56 28456 years, 284 days 05 0005 years, 0 days 61 28461 years, 284 days Living 31,83487 years, 57 days (Living)
4 Clerides, GlafcosGlafcos Clerides 19190424April 24, 1919(April 24, 1919) 73 31073 years, 310 days 10 00010 years, 0 days 83 31083 years, 310 days 20131115November 15, 2013 34,53994 years, 204 days
5 Papadopoulos, TassosTassos Papadopoulos 19340107January 7, 1934(January 7, 1934) 69 05269 years, 52 days 05 0005 years, 0 days 74 05274 years, 52 days 20081212December 12, 2008 27,36874 years, 340 days
6 Christofias, DemetrisDemetris Christofias 19460829August 29, 1946(August 29, 1946) 61 18361 years, 183 days 05 0005 years, 0 days 66 18366 years, 183 days Living 26,25471 years, 321 days (Living)
7 Anastasiades, NicosNicos Anastasiades 19460927September 27, 1946(September 27, 1946) 66 15466 years, 154 days 01 199 5035 years, 138 days (Ongoing) Incumbent Living 26,22571 years, 292 days (Living)

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