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The following lists events that happened during 2008 in the Republic of Cyprus.
- President – Tassos Papadopoulos (until 28 February), Demetris Christofias (from 28 February)
- President of the Parliament: Dimitris Christofias (until 28 February), Marios Karoyian (from 28 February)
Ongoing – Cyprus dispute
- 1 January – Cyprus adopts and the euro, along with Malta, becoming the 14th and 15th countries respectively to do so. The Cypriot pound notes and coins will remain valid in shops until the end of the month, and exchangeable at the central bank for some years.
- 17 February – Incumbent Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos is eliminated in the first round of the Cypriot presidential election. The election is later won on February 24 by Demetris Christofias after he defeated competitor Ioannis Kasoulidis.
- March 5 – 12 – The 2008 Cyprus Cup took place; Canada women's national soccer team won the competition.
- 3 April – Greek and Turkish Cypriots open a crossing at Ledra Street, a main shopping street in Cyprus' divided capital Nicosia that had come to symbolize the island's ethnic partition.
- 24 May – The Eurovision Song Contest 2008 took place with Evdokia Kadi's Femme Fatale being chosen to represent Cyprus in the contest.
- 8 – 24 August – Cyprus competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics; the country won no medal.
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- ^ "Cyprus president defeated in election". Reuters. 2008-02-17. Retrieved 2020-08-11.
- ^ "Incumbent eliminated from Cyprus presidential election in major surprise", Associated Press (International Herald Tribune), February 17, 2008.
- ^ "Cyprus Women's Cup". RSSSF.
- ^ "Cyprus opens divided street in 'historic' move". The Jerusalem Post | JPost.com. Retrieved 2020-08-11.
- ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2008 Final | Year page | Eurovision Song Contest - Copenhagen 2014". eurovision.tv.
- ^ "Olympics Sports Medals - 2008 Summer Olympics - Beijing, China - ESPN". www.espn.com.