Northern Cypriots vote for new leader who can succeed in peace talks

April 19, 2015 10:51 AM

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NICOSIA (Reuters) - Turkish Cypriot voters went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president, hoping he or she will succeed in forging a peace deal with Greek Cypriots on the ethnically-split island.

Opinion polls put conservative incumbent Dervis Eroglu in the lead ahead of the six other candidates. But he is not expected to win enough votes in the first round, paving the way for a runoff on April 26.

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