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Nationalist candidate Ersin Tatar wins Turkish Cypriot leadership vote

Nationalist candidate Ersin Tatar has secured a narrow victory in North Cyprus’s presidential election.

Tatar, the Turkish Cypriot prime minister, secured 51.7% of the vote in a second round run-off against the incumbent president Mustafa Akıncı.

Akıncı won 48.3%, local election authorities said on Sunday night.

This story is being updated by our journalists.

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