• Short Summary

    ONE OF THE CANDIDATES TO OPPOSE ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS IN A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN CYPRUS ON FEBRUARY 25 HAS BEEN DECLARED INELIGIBLE, MAKING THE ELECTION A STRAIGHT FIGHT BETWEEN THE ARCHBISHOP AND DOCTOR TAKIS EVDOKAS.

  • Description

    ONE OF THE CANDIDATES TO OPPOSE ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS IN A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN CYPRUS ON FEBRUARY 25 HAS BEEN DECLARED INELIGIBLE, MAKING THE ELECTION A STRAIGHT FIGHT BETWEEN THE ARCHBISHOP AND DOCTOR TAKIS EVDOKAS.

    LOIS PHILLIPOU SEPOS HAS BEEN DISQUALIFIED BECAUSE ONE OF HIS NINE NOMINEES IS NOT A REGISTERED VOTER.

    MR. SEPOS, AGED 66, PLANNED AN ELECTION CAMPAIGN BASED ON BRINGING LOWER INTEREST RATES ON LOANS.

    AFTER NOMINATIONS CLOSED ON THURSDAY EVENING, DOCTOR EVDAKOS EMERGED AS THE ONLY SERIOUS CONTESTANT AGAINST ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS. A PSHYCHIATRIST, DOCTOR EVDAKOS WAS SPONSORED BY A GROUP OF COLLEAGUES, INCLUDING DOCTORS, ARCHITECTS AND MEN OF SCIENCE. HE IS THE LEADER OF THE CYPRIOT OPPOSITION, AND IS BACKED BY SUPPORTERS OF ORGANISATIONS ADVOCATING UNION WITH GREECE - THE ENOSIS POLICY.

    ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS WAS NOMINATED BY THE FATHERS OF NINE MEMBERS OF THE EOKA ORGANISATION. THEY ARE UNDERSTOOD TO BE THE SAME MEN WHO NOMINATED THE ARCHBISHOP IN 1959, WHEN HE WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT. THE NINE NOMINEES REPRESENTED ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS WHEN THE NOMINATIONS WERE DECLARED BY THE RETURNING OFFICER, MR. Z. ZHINI.

    DOCTOR KUCHUK, VICE PRESIDENT, HAS BEEN RETURNED UNOPPOSED. THERE WERE NO OTHER NOMINATIONS FOR THE POSITION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAPU4836CHU71I93ZXFBE32RGT
    Media URN:
    VLVAAPU4836CHU71I93ZXFBE32RGT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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