The Ministers form the Council of Ministers, including other members who may not be listed, which is an independent collective body with independent powers. In bold is listed a Ministry that was not an original ministry, but created after London and Zürich Agreements.[1]

  1. Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Minister: Petros Xenophontos
  2. Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry, Minister: Giorgos Papanastasiou
  3. Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, Minister: Alexis Vafiades
  4. Ministry of Defence, Minister: Michalis Georgallas
  5. Ministry of Education and Culture, Minister: Dr Athena Michaelidou
  6. Ministry of Finance, Minister: Makis Keravnos
  7. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister: Constantinos Kombos
  8. Ministry of Health, Minister: Popi Kanari
  9. Ministry of Interior, Minister: Constantinos Ioannou
  10. Ministry of Justice and Public Order, Minister: Anna Prokopiou
  11. Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance, Minister: Yiannis Panayiotou[1][2]

Deputy Ministries

  1. Deputy Ministry of Shipping, Deputy Minister: Marina Hadjimanoli
  2. Deputy Ministry of Tourism, Deputy Minister: Costas Koumis
  3. Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, Deputy Minister: Nicodemos Damianou
  4. Deputy Ministry of Social Welfare, Deputy Minister: Marilena Evangelou
  5. Deputy Ministry of Culture, Deputy Minister: Vasiliki Kassianidou[2]

Legislative branch

The House of Representatives (Greek: Βουλή των Αντιπροσώπων, romanizedVoulḗ tōn Antiprosṓpōn; Turkish: Temsilciler Meclisi) has 59 members elected for a five-year term: 56 Greek Cypriot members chosen by proportional representation and 3 observer members representing the Maronite, Latin Catholic and Armenian minorities. 24 seats are allocated to the Turkish community, but are currently vacant.[3]

Political parties and elections

For other political parties, see List of political parties in Cyprus. An overview on elections and election results is included in Elections in Cyprus.

Latest elections


Main article: 2023 Cypriot presidential election

CandidatePartyFirst roundSecond round
Nikos ChristodoulidesIndependent[a]127,30932.04204,86751.97
Andreas MavroyiannisIndependent[b]117,55129.59189,33548.03
Averof NeofytouDemocratic Rally103,74826.11
Christos ChristouNational Popular Front23,9886.04
Achilleas DemetriadesIndependent[c]8,1372.05
Constantinos ChristofidesNew Wave – The Other Cyprus6,3261.59
Georgios ColocassidesIndependent5,2871.33
Alexios SavvidesIndependent2,3950.60
Charalampos AristotelousIndependent8660.22
Celestina de PetroIndependent5750.14
Andronicos ZervidesIndependent3410.09
Ioulia Khovrina KomninouUnited Cyprus Republican Party3300.08
Andreas EfstratiouIndependent2990.08
Loukas StavrouNational Communitarian Reconstruction1650.04
Valid votes397,31798.27394,20296.95
Invalid votes5,3331.328,4282.07
Blank votes1,6710.413,9860.98
Total votes404,321100.00406,616100.00
Registered voters/turnout561,27372.04561,27372.45
Source: Central Electoral Service, Central Electoral Service


Main article: 2021 Cypriot legislative election

Democratic Rally99,32827.7717–1
Progressive Party of Working People79,91322.3415–1
Democratic Party40,39511.2990
National Popular Front24,2556.784+2
Movement for Social DemocracyCitizens' Alliance24,0226.724–2
Democratic Front21,8326.104New
Movement of Ecologists – Citizens' Cooperation15,7624.413+1
Active Citizens – United Cypriot Hunters Movement11,7123.270New
Generation Change10,0952.820New
Solidarity Movement8,2542.310–3
Famagusta for Cyprus5,5961.560New
Awakening 20204,8391.350New
People's Breath4,5851.2800
Animal Party Cyprus3,5931.0000
Patriotic Coalition3760.110New
Valid votes357,71297.57
Invalid votes6,8261.86
Blank votes2,0700.56
Total votes366,608100.00
Registered voters/turnout557,83665.72
Source: Ministry of Interior


Main article: 2019 European Parliament election in Cyprus

Democratic Rally81,53929.0220
AKEL–Left–New Forces77,24127.4920
Democratic Party 38,75613.8010
Movement for Social Democracy29,71510.5810
Democratic Front10,6733.800New
Citizens' AllianceMovement of Ecologists9,2323.2900
Jasmine Movement4,7861.700New
Animal Party Cyprus2,2080.7900
Patriotic Movement6070.220New
Nationalist Liberation Movement5690.200New
Union of Fighters for Justice4570.160New
Cyprus Socialist Party1700.0600
Valid votes280,93597.38
Invalid/blank votes7,5482.62
Total votes288,483100.00
Registered voters/turnout641,18144.99
Source: MOI

Political pressure groups and leaders

  1. Cypriot Workers Union (Greek: Συνομοσπονδία Εργατών Κύπρου (Σ.Ε.Κ.))
  2. Union of Cypriots (Greek: Ένωσις Κυπρίων; Turkish: Kıbrıslılar Birliği)
  3. Revolutionary Trade Unions Federation (DEV-İŞ)
  4. Pan-Cyprian Labour Federation or PEO (Greek: Παγκύπρια Εργατική Ομοσπονδία (Π.Ε.Ο.))
  5. Eleftheria Citizens Initiative (Greek: Πρωτοβουλία Πολιτών Ελευθερία)

Administrative divisions

Map of the Districts in Cyprus

See also: Districts of Cyprus

The island is divided into 6 administrative divisions: Nicosia (Lefkosia), Limassol (Lemesos), Larnaca, Paphos, Famagusta (Ammochostos), and Kyrenia.[d]

Exclaves and enclaves

Cyprus has four exclaves, all in territory that belongs to the British Sovereign Base Area of Dhekelia. The first two are the villages of Ormidhia and Xylotymvou. Additionally there is the Dhekelia Power Station, which is divided by a British road into two parts. The northern part is an enclave, like the two villages, whereas the southern part is located by the sea and therefore not an enclave —although it has no territorial waters of its own.[4]

The UN buffer zone separating the territory controlled by the Turkish Cypriot administration from the rest of Cyprus runs up against Dhekelia and picks up again from its east side, off of Ayios Nikolaos (connected to the rest of Dhekelia by a thin land corridor). In that sense, the buffer zone turns the south-east corner of the island, the Paralimni area, into a de facto, though not de jure, exclave.

See also


  1. ^ Supported by DIKO, EDEK, DIPA, Solidarity, Active Citizens – United Cypriot Hunters Movement and Animal Party Cyprus
  2. ^ Supported by AKEL and Generation Change
  3. ^ Supported by Famagusta for Cyprus
  4. ^ Occupied area's administrative divisions include Kyrenia, all but a small part of Famagusta (Ammochostos), and small parts of Lefkosia (Nicosia) and Larnaca.


  1. ^ a b "Secretariat Council of Ministers". Retrieved 2024-03-12.
  2. ^ a b "Council of Ministers Composition | Προεδρία της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας |". (in Greek). Retrieved 2024-03-12.
  3. ^ Ltd, DW Dynamic Works. "House of Representatives - Historical review". House of Representatives. Retrieved 2024-03-12.
  4. ^ "Cyprus". Archived from the original on 2006-06-29. Retrieved 2006-06-15.

Further reading

  • James Ker-Lindsay and Hubert Faustmann (eds.) (2009). The Government and Politics of Cyprus. Peter Lang. ISBN 978-3-03911-096-4. ((cite book)): |author= has generic name (help)