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President of Cyprus

head of state and head of government of the Republic of Cyprus

The President of Cyprus is the head of state and the head of government of the Republic of Cyprus. The office was created in 1960, after Cyprus gained its independence from the United Kingdom. The current President of Cyprus is Nicos Anastasiades.

President of the Republic of Cyprus
ANASTASIADES Nicos.jpg
Incumbent
Nicos Anastasiades

since 28 February 2013
ResidencePresidential Palace
AppointerDirect popular vote
Term lengthFive years, renewable once
Inaugural holderMakarios III
Formation16 August 1960
Websitewww.presidency.gov.cy

List of PresidentsEdit

# Name Picture Term start Term end Political Party
1 Archbishop Makarios III   16 August 1960 15 July 1974
(deposed)
None
2 Glafcos Clerides (acting) 23 July 1974 7 December 1974 United Unified Party
(1) Archbishop Makarios III   7 December 1974
(restored)
3 August 1977
(died in office)
None
3 Spyros Kyprianou 3 September 1977 28 February 1988 Democratic Party
2 George Vasiliou 28 February 1988 28 February 1993 United Democrats
4 Glafcos Clerides   28 February 1993 28 February 2003 Democratic Rally
5 Tassos Papadopoulos   28 February 2003 28 February 2008 Democratic Party
6 Dimitris Christofias   28 February 2008 28 February 2013 Progressive Party of Working People
7 Nicos Anastasiades   28 February 2013 Incumbent Democratic Rally

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