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Blow to peace as nationalist wins Cyprus vote

(CNN) -- A nationalist candidate won presidential elections in the unrecognized Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Sunday, dealing a blow to efforts to bring the Mediterranean island's long conflict to an end.

Dervis Eroglu took just over 50 percent of the vote, giving him an outright victory over the moderate incumbent Mehmet Ali Talat and five other candidates, north Cyprus election authorities indicated Monday.

All the votes have been counted, the agency said on its Web site.

The breakaway region was created after Turkish forces invaded the northern section of the island in 1974. The rest of Cyprus is controlled by a Greek-speaking government.