President 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.

President of the Republic of Cyprus
Πρόεδρος της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας  (Greek)
Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti Cumhurbaşkanı  (Turkish)
Presidential Standard of Cyprus.svg
Presidential standard of Cyprus
Anastasiades (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Nicos Anastasiades

since 28 February 2013
Member ofEuropean Council
ResidencePresidential Palace
AppointerDirect popular vote
Term lengthFive years,
two consecutive terms limit
Formation16 August 1960
First holderMakarios III
DeputyVice President of Cyprus
Salary77,182 EUR annually[1]
Websitewww.presidency.gov.cy

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 requires the President to be Greek Cypriot and the vice president to be Turkish Cypriot.[2] The 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 since 1974.

The president is officially addressed as "His Excellency".[3]

ListEdit

Key

§ Elected unopposed
† Died in office

No. Portrait Name
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Elected
Took office Left office Time in office
1Archbishop
Makarios III
(1913–1977)
16 August 196015 July 1974
(deposed)
13 years, 333 daysIndependent1959
1968
1973[§]
Nikos Sampson
(1935–2001)
(de facto)
15 July 197423 July 19748 daysIndependent
Glafcos Clerides
(1919–2013)
Acting
23 July 19747 December 1974137 daysEniaion
(1)Archbishop
Makarios III
(1913–1977)
7 December 1974
(restored)
3 August 1977 †2 years, 239 daysIndependent
2Spyros Kyprianou
(1932–2002)
3 August 197728 February 198810 years, 209 daysDIKO1978[§]
1983
3George Vassiliou
(born 1931)
supported by AKEL
28 February 198828 February 19935 years, 0 daysIndependent1988
4Glafcos Clerides
(1919–2013)
28 February 199328 February 200310 years, 0 daysDISY1993
1998
5Tassos Papadopoulos
(1934–2008)
supported by AKEL
28 February 200328 February 20085 years, 0 daysDIKO2003
6Demetris Christofias
(1946–2019)
28 February 200828 February 20135 years, 0 daysAKEL2008
7Nicos Anastasiades
(born 1946)
28 February 2013Incumbent7 years, 166 daysDISY2013
2018

TimelineEdit

Nicos AnastasiadesDemetris ChristofiasTassos PapadopoulosGlafcos CleridesGeorge VasiliouSpyros KyprianouMakarios III

Latest electionEdit

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)

StatisticsEdit

# 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 32,59289 years, 84 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, 205 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 20190621June 21, 2019 26,59472 years, 296 days
7 Anastasiades, NicosNicos Anastasiades 19460927September 27, 1946(September 27, 1946) 66 15466 years, 154 days 01 199 5317 years, 166 days (Ongoing) Incumbent Living 26,98373 years, 320 days (Living)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chrysopoulos, Philip. "Greek PM Tsipras Ranks 13th in Salary Among European Leaders - GreekReporter.com".
  2. ^ https://www.legislationline.org/download/id/7668/file/Cyprus_Law_Elections_President_1959_am2017_en.pdf
  3. ^ "The President of the Republic receives the credentials of the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt |". Cyprus Daily. 2017-11-13. Retrieved 2019-04-22.

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