Akinci wins North Cyprus election

Mustafa Akinci sweeps to victory in North Cyprus’ presidential elections after pledging renewed urgency in seeking a peace deal on the island.
A leftist moderate promising to press for a peace deal in ethnically-split Cyprus swept to victory in the presidential election run-off in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on April 26. Mustafa Akıncı, standing as an independent, won 60.3 percent of the votes.
The election of Mustafa Akıncı as the president of northern Cyprus will usher the island into a new and challenging phase.

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