President of Cyprus

The president of Cyprus is the head of state and the head of government of the Republic of Cyprus. The office was created in 1960, after Cyprus gained its independence from the United Kingdom. Currently, the president of Cyprus is Nicos Anastasiades, since 28 February 2013.

President of the Republic of Cyprus
Πρόεδρος της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας  (Greek)
Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti Cumhurbaşkanı  (Turkish)
Presidential standard of Cyprus
Nicos Anastasiades

since 28 February 2013
Member ofEuropean Council
ResidencePresidential Palace
AppointerDirect popular vote
Term lengthFive years,
two consecutive terms limit
Formation16 August 1960
First holderMakarios III
DeputyVice President of Cyprus
Salary119,000 EUR annually[1]

Uniquely among member states of the European Union, in Cyprus the roles of head of state and government are combined, making Cyprus the only EU state with a full presidential system of government.

The 1960 Constitution requires the president to be Greek Cypriot and the vice president to be Turkish Cypriot.[2]

The president is officially addressed as "His Excellency".[3]