Akinci Still Tops Poll for President

A recent opinion poll was conducted by the Centre for Migration, Identity and Rights’ Studies (CMIRS) in the Turkish Cypriot community.

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Anastasiades – Guterres – Akinci

Asked “which is your preferred solution to the Cyprus problem”, the participants in the survey replied:

– Federation is the only way, the talks should start immediately: 34.07%

– While heading towards federation, to clean our own house now: 16.73%

– To clean our own house and the recognition of the TRNC: 24.6%

– To link with Turkey: 8.27%

– To preserve the current status quo: 10.08%

– To start talks for other alternatives other than federation: 7.06%

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President Mustafa Akinci

Asked “who would your first choice be among the following names if they were candidates in the presidential elections”, the participants said:

– Mustafa Akinci: 31.92%

– Ersin Tatar: 20.61%

– Tufan Erhurman: 16.36%

– Kudret Ozersay: 11.11%

– Serdar Denktas: 5.45%

– Erhan Arikli: 4.85%

– Undecided: 9.7%


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