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Survey shows Peoples’ Party (HP) tops voters’ choice

2 June 2017

North Cyprus News - Kudret Ozersay

A survey was conducted by Gezici research firm regarding the effectiveness of the Turkish Cypriot political parties and the government.

According to the most important results of the survey, if elections were held today, the People’s Party (HP) led by Kudret Ozersay would gain the most votes with 30.8%. Meanwhile, 60% of the people think that the government has not been effective.

Trust in President Mustafa Akinci is at 40.5%. In addition, 33.11% of those polled consider the Cyprus problem to be the most important problem faced by the TRNC.

Following are the detailed results of the survey:

Asked “how they would vote if elections were held today”, the respondents to the survey replied as follows:

Party Percentage % (including undecided votes)

People’s Party (HP) 30.8%

National Unity Party (UBP) 23.4%,

Republican Turkish Party (CTP) 18.1%,

Communal Democracy Party (TDP) 10.2%

Democratic Party (DP) 7.8%

Revival Democracy Party (YDP) 4.8%,

Communal Liberation Party (TKP) 2.2%

New Cyprus Party (YKP) 15%

United Cyprus Party (BKP) 1.2%

[Note: The threshold for a political party to enter the TRNC assembly is 5%.]

Halkin Sesi

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