• Short Summary

    When the counting of votes ended late on Monday evening (June 6) in Cyprus, the first General Election held on the island since Independence ten years ago, resulted in a win for the Unified Party led by Glaikos Clerides with 15 seats.

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    When the counting of votes ended late on Monday evening (June 6) in Cyprus, the first General Election held on the island since Independence ten years ago, resulted in a win for the Unified Party led by Glaikos Clerides with 15 seats.

    Second were the left-wing Akel Party with 9 seats, and third the progressives with 7 seats.

    Greek and Turkish Cypriots voted separately in the elections, which were scheduled five years ago but put off because of the continuing rift between the Greek and Turkish communities.

    Of 630,000 Cypriots, 263,000 registered Greek voters votes for 35 representatives in the election, and 63,000 enrolled Turks elect 15.

    The Turks also elect 15 members of their Communal Chamber -- originally designed to handle community educational needs, through which they handle their own affairs.

    The 15 turks elected to the House of Representatives join with Communal Chamber men in administering the Turkish Community.

    Turkish House of Representatives candidates are all independents, but there are five parties contesting the Greek seats as well as independents.

    Four of the parties support President Archbishop Makarios but the fifth, the minority Democratic National Party, is regarded as the official opposition, and supports enosis (Union with Greece).

    Mr Galaikos Clerides, Greek Cypriot leader of the winning Unified Party, was the first winner to be announced in Nicosia.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB499PK5YNQ5QIZSP3HX9V3IDA
    Media URN:
    VLVAB499PK5YNQ5QIZSP3HX9V3IDA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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