Dervis Eroglu wins the Turkish Cypriot elections for new President

With 95.78% of the votes in the result is:

Eroğlu – 50.36%
Talat – 42.84%

This means that, unless something dramatic happens, Dr. Derviş Eroğlu is now president of the TRNC. The implications of this expected result will unfold over the next few months but most people expect the Cyprus Talks to grind to a halt even if they carry on in name only. Direct Trade is  rumoured to be introduced if the pro-TRNC element in the European Parliament manages to find the required 255 votes to endorsing it out of a total of 345. With Eroğlu at the helm this could mean a move away from Cyprus unity towards TRNC as a separate state.

Dr. Derviş Eroğlu
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