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Cyprus Republic
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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General information

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Historical review

At midnight of the night from 15 to 16 August 1960, Cyprus ceased to be a British colony and became an independent Republic. At an official ceremony on 16 August, the last British Governor, Sir Hugh Foot, handed power over to the first President of the newly established Republic of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios III and its first Vice-President, Fasil Küçük, who were elected to the ...

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Parliamentary elections The House of Representatives is elected by universal, direct, secret and compulsory vote for a five-year term of office, called a parliamentary term. Elections are general and are held on the same day throughout the state’s territory. They must ensure the free, unhindered and unmitigated expression of the popular will. They are announced by decree of the Minister of ...

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Amendment of the Constitution One of the most important competences of the House is its right to amend the Constitution, the supreme law of the state, except the basic articles of the Constitution, that is those provisions which determine the form of government as a presidential Republic (with a Greek Cypriot President and a Turkish Cypriot Vice-President), as well as all those provisions ...

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Organization and functioning of the House

Sessions of the House The House meets without summons for its ordinary session fifteen days following a general election and its functioning and procedures are regulated, according to the Constitution, by its Standing Orders (Internal Rules of Procedure). The ordinary session of the House lasts for a period of three to six months in each year, as the House may determine. In practice, however, ...


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