Turkish Cypriots to hold early elections

Turkish Cypriots will go to polls on July 28 in an early election.

After a group of lawmakers from Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (TRNC) ruling National Unity Party (UBP) issued a motion of no confidence with three opposition parties, the government collapsed.

Opposition parties, the Republican Turkish Party United Forces (CTP-BG), the Democratic Party (DP) and the Communal Democracy Party (TDP) voted against the government, while 21 UBP members voted against the motion in the 50-seat Parliament.

250 candidates from five parties and 7 independent candidates will run for 50 seats in Parliament this weekend.

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