Northern Cyprus presidential election, 2000

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A presidential election was held in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on 15 April 2000.[1]

The election was won by incumbent president Rauf Denktaş, who got 43.67% in the first round. Normally, this would trigger a run-off with the second-placed opponent, in this case Derviş Eroğlu. However, Eroğlu forfeited the election, and the second round was not held.


e • d Summary of the 15 April 2000 Northern Cyprus presidential election results
Candidate Party Votes %
Rauf Denktaş Independent 42,820 43.67
Derviş Eroğlu National Unity Party (UBP) 29,555 30.14
Mustafa Akıncı Communal Liberation Party (TKP) 11,469 11.70
Mehmet Ali Talat Republican Turkish Party (CTP) 9,834 10.03
Arif Hasan Tahsin Desem Patriotic Unity Movement (YBH) 2,545 2.60
Sener Levent Independent 899 0.92
Turgut Afsaroglu Independent 553 0.56
Ayhan Kaymak Independent 369 0.38
Valid votes 98,043 95.5
Invalid votes 4,593 4.5
Total 102,636 100
Electorate and turnout 126,678 81.02
Source: Adam Carr