North Cyprus News | North Early Elections a Distinct Possibility

North Cyprus News | North Early Elections a Distinct PossibilityNorth Cyprus News | North Early Elections a Distinct Possibility

It appears that the ruling UBP government no longer has a the majority needed to rule in the north. Out of the 50 Deputies (MPs) which make up the north’s parliament, the UBP have only 24 votes from them they can rely on. They are no longer able to pass legislation without the support of the opposition which have united against Prime Minister Küçük. Without going into the detail of the poor management of the government which has led to this situation, it is now uncertain what can be done apart from an early election which would surely reduced the unpopular UBP’s number of Deputies even more.

The next elections are due in April 2014 but the current crisis looks set to move them to September or October of this year. Küçük is currently in the US, at a time of austerity allegedly having spent 500,000 TL on the visit in order to attend the Turkish Day Parade. His return promises to be a catalyst to the discontent against him, having given his enemies an opportunity to ferment the anger felt towards him.

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