Former Mayor of the northern Turkish occupied part of Nicosia Mustafa Akinci is the new Turkish Cypriot leader.
With 98% of the votes counted, Akinci got 60,38%, corresponding to 65,412 votes.
Incumbent Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu got just over 39,62% (42,920 votes).
Mustafa Akinci was born in the southern coastal town of Limassol in 1947 and studied architecture. In 1976, at the age of 29, he was elected “mayor” of the northern Turkish occupied part of Nicosia. This is the third time he has run for the leadership of the Turkish Cypriot community.
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY