Turkish Cyprus set for coalition after rightwing party fails to get majority

Voters in parliamentary election showed their dissatisfaction with UBP party, seen as corrupt and too subservient to Turkey Efforts are set to begin on forming a coalition government in the breakaway Turkish republic of northern Cyprus after the rightwing National Unity party won parliamentary elections but failed to secure a majority in parliament. In a setback for forces seeking to reunite the island’s feuding ethnic communities, the UBP won 35.6% and 21 seats in the 50-member House – a reflection of its control over the levers of power after 27 years in office. The...


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Turkish Cyprus set for coalition after rightwing party fails to get majority


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