Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

By-election blues

When Derviş Eroğlu was elected President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in April, he had to resign his seat in the TRNC's parliament. His daughter Resmiye Canaltay ran as his party's candidate in the by-election held last Sunday, and lost by an agonising two-vote margin.

Eroğlu, his wife and his bodyguard did not vote in the election as they were travelling to New York!

(Further confusion was caused when the electoral authorities mixed up the tallies for the candidates and declared that Canaltay had been elected, then checked the figures and realised that Hüseyin Angolemli had actually got the two crucial extra votes.)
Tags: world: cyprus
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