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Polling stations close in north, results to start rolling in

A Woman Casts Her Vote At A Polling Station During Turkish Cypriot Presidential Election In Northern Nicosia
(Photo: Reuters)

Polling stations in the north closed at 6pm on Sunday while the counting of votes for the second round of the election for the new Turkish Cypriot leader has begun.

Official announcement of results is expected to start at 7pm, reports said in the north, though some papers are already reporting on the results of the ballot boxes already opened.

Supporters of the two candidates, incumbent Mustafa Akinci and ‘prime minister’ Ersin Tatar, have started to gather outside the election campaign offices.

By 5pm 61,03 per cent of registered voters had casted their votes, which was higher than last Sunday’s 58 pe r cent.

Tatar won 32.5 percent of last Sunday’s vote, with Akinci closely following with 29.84 per cent.

 

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