• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT MAKARIOS OF CYPRUS HAS BEEN CONDUCTING A PERSONALLY SUBDUED CAMPAIGN FOR TOMORROW'S (SUNDAY'S) PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, BUT NOT HIS SUPPORTERS, WHO YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) VIRTUALLY BROKE UP A RALLY SUPPORTING HIS OPPONENT, DR.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT MAKARIOS OF CYPRUS HAS BEEN CONDUCTING A PERSONALLY SUBDUED CAMPAIGN FOR TOMORROW'S (SUNDAY'S) PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, BUT NOT HIS SUPPORTERS, WHO YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) VIRTUALLY BROKE UP A RALLY SUPPORTING HIS OPPONENT, DR. TAKIS EVDOKAS, A 40-YEAR-OLD PSYCHIATRIST. THE VICE-PRESIDENT, WHO REPRESENTS THE TURKISH CYPRIOTS, HAS DENOUNCED THE ELECTIONS AS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

    IT'S BELIEVED THAT PRESIDENT MAKARIOS NOW SUPPORTS CONTINUED INDEPENDENCE FOR CYPRUS INSTEAD OF THE FORMER AVOWED AIM OF ENOSIS - UNION WITH GREECE - WHOSE MAIN PROPONENT IS NOW DR. EVDOKAS. HOWEVER, THE IDEA OF ENOSIS IS STILL POPULAR IN SOME QUARTERS AND DR. EVDOKAS WAS ABLE TO DRAW A LARGE CROWD TO AN ELECTION RALLY IN NICOSIA YESTERDAY.

    DR. EVDOKAS ALSO DREW A LARGE OF MAKARIOS SUPPORTERS - INCLUDING SOMEONE WHO SPLASHED HIM WITH SOUR MILK, AND ANOTHER WHO DROPPED A BOX ON HIS SHOULDER. THE POLICE HAD TO MOVE IN TO SEPARATE THE RIVAL FACTIONS. MEANWHILE, ANOTHER MAKARIOS SUPPORTER CUT THE ELECTRIC WIRES OF DR. EVDOKAS'S LOUDSPEAKER. DR. EVDOKAS THEN GAVE UP TRYING TO ADDRESS THE RALLY AND MOVED TO THE ISLAND'S HILTON HOTEL, WHERE HE GAVE A PRESS CONFERENCE.

    DR. EVDOKAS IS SPONSORED BY A NUMBER OF ORGANISATIONS SUPPORTING ENOSIS. PRESIDENT MAKARIOS IS NOW THOUGHT TO BE THINKING OF A CYPRUS IN WHICH THE TURKISH-CYPRIOT COMMUNITY, LED BY DR. KUTCHUK, PLAYS A LARGER PART.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABKCSF9SO9H4KE32W5WQDH0PV3
    Media URN:
    VLVABKCSF9SO9H4KE32W5WQDH0PV3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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