Ersin Tatar elected new Turkish Cypriot leader


Right-wing nationalist Ersin Tatar has won a leadership runoff vote in the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).

With all of the ballots counted, the Ankara-backed Tatar secured 51.74 percent of the vote on Sunday, ahead of the incumbent Mustafa Akinci, at 48.26 percent, according to official media.

The results will likely have implications over the heightened tensions in the eastern Mediterranean

Al Jazeera’s Sonia Gallego reports

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