April 19, 2009 -

The opposition National Unity Party leader, Dervis Eroglu, commented that there were other alternatives to reunification. Eroglu, however, also said that reunification talks would continue and that his party would support Talat’s role as chief negotiator.

Parliamentary elections were held in Northern Cyprus. The opposition National Unity Party led by Dervis Eroglu gained 44 percent of the votes and 26 seats in parliament, while Talat’s Republican Party gained only 29 percent of the votes.