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1959 Cypriot presidential election
Presidential elections were held in Cyprus for the first time on 13 December 1959. Only two candidates contested the election; Makarios III, who was backed by EOKA and Ioannis Clerides, a member of the Democratic Union, who was also supported by AKEL. The result was a victory for Makarios III, who won 66.8% of the vote, although he did not take office until 16 August 1960. Voter turnout was 91.2%.
The elections were held using a two-round system; if no candidate received over 50% of the vote in the first round, a second round was to be held between the top two candidates. The constitution required the President of Cyprus to be a Greek Cypriot and the Vice-President to be a Turkish Cypriot. Greek Cypriots elected the President and Turkish Cypriots elected the Vice-President.
|Source: Nohlen & Stöver|
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- Marshall William Conley (1967) Political Community and Social Conflict: Cyprus[permanent dead link]
- Nohlen & Stöver, p445
- Nohlen & Stöver, p430
- The Elections (President and Vice-President) of the Republic laws 1959 to 2017 Legislation Online
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