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National Unity Party takes first place in elections in north.

The National Unity Party (UBP) took first place in the elections in the north on Sunday, gaining 36.5 per cent of the vote and 21 seats in the 'parliament'.

The party was followed by the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) with 21.8 per cent of the vote (12 seats) and the People's Party (HP) with 16.9 per cent (nine seats).

The Cyprus News Agency reported the Republican Turkish party saw a large drop in the number of voters, 17 per cent less compared to the elections in 2013.

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In statements made on Sunday, UBP leader Huseyin Ozgurgun said the people had given the party a mandate. He said the UBP's goal is to gain an even higher level of prosperity and to ensure the protection of the Turkish Cypriot people.

Turkish Cypriot media said that out of a total of 190,551 registered voters 118,142 cast their ballot, a participation rate of just 62 per cent.

Official results are expected later on Monday.

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Date:Jan 8, 2018
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