Cyprus under its constitution is an independent and sovereign Republic with a presidential system of government which is modeled on western democratic multi-party systems and guarantees respect for individual rights and unhindered scope for private initiative.
Executive power is vested in the directly elected president who is also the Head of State while legislative power lies in the hands of the House of Representatives which comprises of 56 elected members.
The legal system in Cyprus is a mixture of legislative statutes and case law. Its structure is largely based on its English counterpart and English case law is closely followed.
The judicial power of the Republic is exercised by the Judiciary which is a separate and independent body.