Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader to oversee peace talks

April 19, 2015 7:54 AM

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Turkish Cypriots went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new leader whose main task will be to represent them in peace talks expected to resume on the ethnically divided island next month.

Opinion polls put conservative incumbent Derviş Eroğlu 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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