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CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY, 96-05-27

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From: Panayiotis Zaphiris <pzaphiri@glue.umd.edu>

CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY, 96-05-27


CONTENTS

  • [01] RELIGIOUS GROUPS ELECT REPRESENTATIVES
  • [02] PARTY LEADERS COMMENT ON ELECTION RESULTS
  • [03] FINAL NICOSIA DISTRICT RESULTS
  • [04] FINAL LIMASSOL DISTRICT RESULTS
  • [05] FINAL FAMAGUSTA DISTRICT RESULTS
  • [06] FINAL LARNACA DISTRICT RESULTS
  • [07] PAPHOS DISTRICT FINAL RESULTS - DISY, DIKO THE WINNERS
  • [08] AKEL TAKES THE LEAD IN KYRENIA DISTRICT
  • [09] DISTRIBUTION OF FIRST FORTY SEATS
  • [10] NEW HOUSE TO CONVENE ON JUNE 6
  • [11] NEW 56 MP'S ANNOUNCED
  • [12] PRESIDENT CLERIDES SATISFIED WITH ELECTION RESULTS
  • [13] FINAL PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION RESULTS

  • [01] RELIGIOUS GROUPS ELECT REPRESENTATIVES

    NICOSIA, MAY 27 (CNA) -- THE THREE RELIGIOUS GROUPS HAVE ELECTED THEIR REPRESENTATIVES IN THE CYPRUS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

    ANTONIS HADJIROUSSOS WON THE ELECTION FOR THE MARONITE GROUP WITH 878 VOTES OR 32,4 PER CENT AS AGAINST 675 OR 24,9 PER CENT OF THE RUNNER-UP IOANNIS POGIADJIS. THERE WERE SEVEN MARONITE CANDIDATES.

    PEDROS KALAIDJIAN WAS RE-ELECTED AS THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ARMENIAN RELIGIOUS GROUP WITH 997 VOTES OR 73,9 PER CENT OF THE VOTES AS AGAINST 352 OR 26,1 OF THE SECOND CANDIDATE ANNA ASDZIAN.

    BENITO MANTOVANI, OF THE LATIN GROUP, HAD BEEN ELECTED UNOPPOSED.

    CNA KPK/GP/1996
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [02] PARTY LEADERS COMMENT ON ELECTION RESULTS

    NICOSIA, MAY 27 (CNA) -- OPPOSITION LEFT-WING AKEL PARTY IS GAINING GROUND OVER THE OTHER PARTIES AS INITIAL RESULTS IN SUNDAY'S PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS SHOW.

    WITH HALF OF THE VOTE COUNTED THE RULING RIGHTWING DEMOCRATIC RALLY PARTY (DISY) LEADS WITH A 34,52 PER CENT, DOWN 1,32 PER CENT COMPARED TO THE 1991 ELECTION, WHILE AKEL FOLLOWS WITH 32,81, SHOWING A RISE OF 1,98 PER CENT.

    THE CENTRERIGHT DEMOCRATIC PARTY (DIKO), WHICH FORMED A COALITION GOVERNMENT WITH DISY IN 1993, HAS SO FAR GAINED 16,58 PER CENT OF THE VOTES, DOWN BY 2,7 PER CENT COMPARED TO ITS 1991 PERCENTAGE.

    COMMENTING ON ELECTION RESULTS SO FAR DISY LEADER YIANNAKIS MATSIS DESCRIBED THEM AS ''A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE FOR THE GOVERNMENT'' AND SAID A NEW ERA BEGINS IN CYPRUS' POLITICS IN WHICH DISY WILL PLAY A LEADING AND MORE POWERFUL ROLE.

    ON THE OTHER HAND ELECTION RESULTS WERE DESCRIBED BY AKEL GENERAL SECRETARY DEMETRIS CHRISTOFIAS AS A ''PROTEST VOTE AGAINST THE DISY-DIKO COALITION GOVERNMENT'' STRESSING THAT HIS PARTY HAS BEEN WORKING TOWARDS THIS ELECTORAL VICTORY FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS.

    DIKO LEADER SPYROS KYPRIANOU SAID ELECTION RESULTS ARE A RE-CONFIRMATION OF THE PEOPLE'S WISH FOR DIKO ''TO REMAIN A KEEPER OF POLITICAL NORMALITY AND A REGULATOR OF POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS.''

    SOCIALIST EDEK PARTY LEADER VASSOS LYSSARIDES SAID ELECTION RESULTS ''HAVE NOT BEEN EDEK EXPECTED'' BUT EXPRESSED HIS PARTY'S ''DETERMINATION TO PLAY A SUBSTANTIAL PART IN POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS.''

    MEANWHILE LEADER OF ADISOK PARTY MICHALIS PAPAPETROU, WHOSE PARTY FAILED TO GAIN A SEAT IN THE NEW PARLIAMENT ANNOUNCED HIS RESIGNATION FROM PARTY LEADERSHIP.

    CNA MCH/GP/1996
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [03] FINAL NICOSIA DISTRICT RESULTS

    NICOSIA, MAY 27 (CNA) -- THE COALITION OF THE RULING DEMOCRATIC RALLY PARTY (DISY) AND LIBERAL PARTY MAINTAINED THEIR LEAD IN NICOSIA DISTRICT BUT OPPOSITION AKEL PARTY REGISTERED MORE THAN THREE PER CENT RISE IN ITS SHARE OF THE VOTE.

    DISY-LIBERAL COALITION GOT 34,53 PER CENT OF THE DISTRICT VOTE (46.935 VOTES OUT OF A TOTAL OF 151.553 REGISTERED VOTERS), MARKING A 1,71 PER CENT DROP FROM THE 1991 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS.

    OPPOSITION AKEL PARTY INCREASED ITS SHARE OF NICOSIA VOTE BY 3,65 PER CENT, REGISTERING 30,69 PER CENT IN SUNDAY'S PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION IN NICOSIA.

    DEMOCRATIC PARTY DIKO RECORDED THE HIGHEST DROP, 4,54 PER CENT, AND THIS YEAR ITS SHARE OF THE VOTE IN NICOSIA DISTRICT WAS 15,14 PER CENT (20.583 VOTES).

    EDEK PARTY SHOWED THE SECOND HIGHEST DROP WITH 3,04 PER CENT, BRINGING DOWN ITS PERCENTAGE TO 9,70 PER CENT OF THE NICOSIA VOTE (13.186 VOTES).

    FREE DEMOCRATS, FIRST TIME ELECTION CONTESTERS, RECEIVED 6.201 VOTES OR 4,56 PER CENT OF THE NICOSIA DISTRICT.

    ADISOK PARTY, AN OFFSHOOT OF AKEL, ALSO MARKED A DROP BY 1,34 PER CENT AND RECEIVED 2,01 PER CENT (2.728 VOTES), A DISAPPOINTING RESULT WHICH FORCED ITS PRESIDENT MICHALIS PAPAPETROU TO RESIGN AND TAKE ON FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE POOR SHOWING.

    NEW HORIZONS, ANOTHER FIRST COMER INTO THE ELECTION FEVER, GOT 1,76 PER CENT OF THE VOTE (2.398 VOTES) AND THE ECOLOGISTS (GREENS) RECEIVED 1,47 PER CENT WITH 2.005 VOTES.

    THE TWO INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES RECEIVED A TOTAL OF 182 VOTES, REPRESENTING 0.13 PER CENT OF THE NICOSIA VOTE.

    SO FAR DISY HAS EIGHT SEATS, AKEL SEVEN, DIKO THREE, EDEK TWO AND FREE DEMOCRATS ONE (FORMER FIRST LADY ANDROULLA VASSILIOU).

    CNA MM/AP/1996
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [04] FINAL LIMASSOL DISTRICT RESULTS

    NICOSIA, MAY 27 (CNA) -- THE COALITION OF THE RULING DEMOCRATIC RALLY PARTY (DISY) AND THE LIBERALS HAVE NOT MANAGED TO STAY AHEAD IN LIMASSOL DISTRICT TO OPPOSITION AKEL WHICH REGISTERED ABOUT 2,28 PER CENT RISE IN ITS SHARE OF THE VOTE AND TOOK THE LEAD.

    DISY-LIBERAL COALITION GOT 31,38 PER CENT OF THE VOTE (24.308 VOTES OUT OF A TOTAL OF 85.032 REGISTERED VOTERS), MARKING A 1,98 PER CENT DROP FROM THE LAST PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS.

    AKEL INCREASED ITS SHARE OF LIMASSOL VOTE BY 2,28 PER CENT, REGISTERING 34,44 PER CENT IN SUNDAY'S ELECTION.

    CO-RULING DEMOCRATIC PARTY (DIKO) RECEIVED 20,19 PER CENT OF THE VOTE (15.644 VOTES), MARKING THE HIGHEST DROP FROM THE 1991 ELECTIONS WITH 3,05 PER CENT.

    SOCIALIST EDEK PARTY WHICH SHOWED THE SECOND HIGHEST DROP WITH 2,16 PER CENT, RECEIVED 6,95 PER CENT WITH 5.387 VOTES.

    FREE DEMOCRATS OF FORMER CYPRUS PRESIDENT GEORGE VASSILIOU, A FIRST COMER, GOT 3,63 PER CENT WITH 2.812 VOTES.

    LEFTIST ADISOK PARTY ALSO MARKED A DROP BY 0,71 PER CENT AND RECEIVED 0,97 PER CENT (751 VOTES). THE ISLANDWIDE DISAPPOINTING RESULTS FORCED ADISOK PRESIDENT MICHALIS PAPAPETROU EARLY THIS MORNING TO TAKE ON FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND RESIGN.

    ANTI-FEDERALIST NEW HORIZONS GOT 1,64 PER CENT OF THE VOTE (1.274 VOTES) AND THE ENVIRONMENTALISTS RECEIVED ONLY 1,64 PER CENT WITH 609 VOTES.

    ACCORDING TO THE FINAL LIMASSOL RESULTS, DISY AND AKEL HAVE EACH FOUR SEATS, DIKO TWO SEATS AND EDEK ONE SEAT.

    CNA KPK/MM/1996
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [05] FINAL FAMAGUSTA DISTRICT RESULTS

    NICOSIA, MAY 27 (CNA) -- LEFTIST OPPOSITION AKEL PARTY IS SLIGHTLY AHEAD OF THE RULING RIGHTWING DEMOCRATIC RALLY DISY AND THE LIBERALS COALITION AS THE FINAL RESULTS WERE ANNOUNCED FOR FAMAGUSTA DISTRICT.

    AKEL INCREASED ITS SHARE OF THE VOTE BY 1,54 PER CENT, WITH 27.546 VOTES REPRESENTING 37,69 PER CENT OF THE VOTES IN FAMAGUSTA. THE PARTY LOST ONE SEAT FROM THE 1991 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS AND NOW HAS FOUR SEATS.

    DISY GOT 28.977 VOTES IN FAMAGUSTA, ACCOUNTING FOR 39,65 PER CENT, DOWN BY 1,87 PER CENT ON ITS 1991 FIGURES. IT RETAINS ITS FOUR SEATS.

    CENTRE-RIGHT DEMOCRATIC PARTY DIKO GAINED ONE SEAT (NOW HAS TWO) WITH 8.526 VOTES OR 11,67 PER CENT, A DROP OF 1,02 PER CENT.

    SOCIALIST EDEK PARTY ALSO LOST PART OF ITS SHARE OF THE VOTE IN FAMAGUSTA, RECORDING A 1,97 PER CENT DROP, WITH 3.523 VOTES OR 4,82 PER CENT OF THE FAMAGUSTA VOTES.

    FORMER CYPRUS PRESIDENT GEORGE VASSILIOU'S FREE DEMOCRATS GOT 1.904 VOTES, REPRESENTING 2,61 PER CENT AND ANTI-FEDERALIST NEW HORIZONS RECEIVED 1.154 VOTES IN FAMAGUSTA OR 1,58 PER CENT.

    ADISOK, AN AKEL SPLINTER GROUP, GOT 926 VOTES, OR 1,27 PER CENT OF THE VOTE AND THE ECOLOGISTS (GREENS) HAD 473 VOTES OR 0,65 PER CENT.

    CNA MM/KPK/1996
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [06] FINAL LARNACA DISTRICT RESULTS

    NICOSIA, MAY 27 (CNA) -- OPPOSITION LEFTWING AKEL HAS A DEFINITE LEAD OVER THE COALITION OF RIGHTWING DEMOCRATIC RALLY DISY PARTY AND THE LIBERALS IN LARNACA DISTRICT.

    AKEL GOT 13.019 VOTES, OR 36,94 PER CENT OF LARNACA VOTE, AN INCREASE OF ITS SHARE OF THE VOTE BY 1,42 PER CENT WHICH OFFERED THEM TWO SEATS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

    THE DISY-LIBERAL COALITION LOST SOME 2,33 PER CENT OF ITS 1991 ELECTION SHARE OF THE LARNACA VOTE WITH 12.516 VOTES OR 35,51 PER CENT. HOWEVER, THEY MANAGED TO WIN TWO SEATS TOO.

    DEMOCRATIC PARTY (DIKO) RECEIVED 5.353 VOTES REPRESENTING 15,19 PER CENT OF THE LARNACA VOTE, MARKING A 0,96 PER CENT DROP FROM THE 1991 ELECTIONS. NEVERTHELESS, DIKO MANAGED TO GET THE REMAINING SEAT.

    SOCIALIST EDEK ALSO MARKED A DROP BY 1,28 PER CENT AND RECEIVED 7,71 PER CENT (2.717 VOTES). IT GOT NO SEATS IN LARNACA.

    FREE DEMOCRATS OF FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE VASSILIOU AND FIRST TIME ELECTION CONTESTERS, RECEIVED 696 VOTES OR 1,97 PER CENT OF THE LARNACA DISTRICT VOTE.

    ANTI-FEDERALIST NEW HORIZONS, ANOTHER FIRST COMER, GOT 1,24 PER CENT OF THE VOTE (437 VOTES), FOLLOWED BY LEFTIST ADISOK PARTY, AN OFFSHOOT OF AKEL, WHICH RECEIVED 280 VOTES OR 0,79 PER CENT OF THIS SOUTHERN COASTAL DISTRICT.

    THE SMALL GREENS PARTY RECEIVED 0,64 PER CENT WITH 227 VOTES. CNA MM/KPK

    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [07] PAPHOS DISTRICT FINAL RESULTS - DISY, DIKO THE WINNERS

    NICOSIA, MAY 27 (CNA) -- FINAL RESULTS FROM THE 110 POLLING STATIONS OF PAPHOS DISTRICT WHERE 91,4 PER CENT OF THE VOTERS CAST THEIR VOTE IN SUNDAY'S PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS, OFFERED TO FOUR PARTIES AN EQUAL NUMBER OF SEATS.

    THE RULING DEMOCRATIC RALLY PARTY (DISY) - LIBERALS COALITION WON ONE SEAT WITH 9.363 VOTES, REPRESENTING 32,56 PER CENT OF THE OVERALL SHARE OF THE VOTE IN THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF THIS ISLAND.

    THE GOVERNMENT'S COALITION PARTNER, CENTRE-RIGHT DEMOCRATIC PARTY (DIKO), CAME SECOND WITH 6.831 VOTES, ACCOUNTING FOR 23,76 PER CENT, FOLLOWED BY OPPOSITION LEFT-WING AKEL PARTY WITH 6.066 VOTES, REPRESENTING 21,09 PER CENT. EDEK PARTY MAINTAINED FOURTH PLACE WITH 3.736 VOTES, REPRESENTING 12,99 PER CENT.

    THE REST CONTESTERS WON NO SEAT.

    FORMER CYPRUS PRESIDENT GEORGE VASSILIOU'S FREE DEMOCRATS MOVEMENT RECEIVED 1.341 VOTES (4,7 PER CENT) TAKING FIFTH PLACE.

    NEWLY FORMED NEW HORIZONS PARTY GARNERED 586 VOTES (2,04 PER CENT) AND LEFTIST ADISOK GOT 410 VOTES (1.43 PER CENT).

    THE ENVIRONMENTALISTS RECEIVED 181 VOTES (0,63 PER CENT) AND CAME LAST FOLLOWING PAPHOS DISTRICT'S SOLE INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE ANDREAS EYSTRATIOU, WHO POLLED 232 VOTES (0,81 PER CENT).

    CNA KPK/GP/1996
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [08] AKEL TAKES THE LEAD IN KYRENIA DISTRICT

    NICOSIA, MAY 27 (CNA) -- OPPOSITION LEFT-WING AKEL PARTY HAS MANAGED TO TAKE THE LEAD OVER THE RIGHT-WING DEMOCRATIC RALLY (DISY) - LIBERAL COALITION IN THE REFUGEE DISTRICT OF KYRENIA AS WELL, ACCORDING TO THE FINAL ELECTION RESULTS ANNOUNCED MONDAY.

    AKEL RECEIVED 6.919 VOTES AND WITH A PERCENTAGE OF 36,36 GAINED A SEAT IN THE ISLAND'S HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

    DISY-LIBERALS COALITION WITH 5.281 VOTES AMOUNTING TO A PERCENTAGE OF 27,75 AND CENTRE-RIGHT DEMOCRATIC PARTY (DIKO) WITH 3.789 VOTES TRANSLATING TO 19,91 PER CENT ALSO RECEIVED ONE SEAT EACH.

    UNLIKE AKEL WHICH SHOWED AN INCREASE OF 3,73 PER CENT COMPARED TO 1991 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS, DISY-LIBERALS AND DIKO DROPPED THEIR PERCENTAGES BY 0,71 AND 4,31 RESPECTIVELY.

    SOCIALIST EDEK ALSO SHOWED A DECREASE OF 2,91 PER CENT COMPARED TO 1991 RESULTS, RECEIVING ONLY 1.484 VOTES WHICH TRANSLATES INTO A PERCENTAGE OF 7,8 PER CENT AND FAILING TO GAIN ANY SEATS.

    SEATS WERE NOT GAINED BY SMALLER PARTIES, NAMELY LEFTIST ADISOK, RIGHT-WING NEW HORIZONS AND THE ECOLOGISTS, WHO RECEIVED PERCENTAGES OF 1,13, 1,13 AND 2,46 RESPECTIVELY.

    KYRENIA DISTRICT HAS BEEN UNDER TURKISH OCCUPATION SINCE 1974 WHEN TURKEY INVADED CYPRUS USING AS A PRETEXT A MILITARY COUP CONDUCTED BY THE THEN GREEK JUNTA OF THE COLONELS.

    CNA MCH/KPK/1996
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [09] DISTRIBUTION OF FIRST FORTY SEATS

    NICOSIA, MAY 27 (CNA) -- FORTY SEATS HAVE SO FAR BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO FOUR PARTIES AFTER THE FIRST COUNTING OF VOTES IN THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS HELD HERE YESTERDAY UNDER THE DIRECT PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION SYSTEM.

    THE NAMES OF THE OTHER 16 MP'S TO COMPLETE THE 56-SEAT HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AFTER THE FINAL COUNTING.

    IN NICOSIA, THE RIGHTWING DEMOCRATIC RALLY (DISY) - LIBERAL PARTY COALITION WON SEVEN SEATS, RECEIVED BY DISY LEADER YIANNAKIS MATSIS, KATE CLERIDES, DEMETRIS SYLLOURIS, PRODROMOS PRODROMOU, ANDREAS PARISINOS, PANAYIOTIS DEMETRIOU AND OURANIOS IOANNIDES.

    LEFT-WING AKEL PARTY WON SIX SEATS, RECEIVED BY NICOS KATSOURIDES, TAKIS HADJIGEORGIOU, AVRAAM ANTONIOU, ARISTOFANIS GEORGIOU, ANDREAS PHILIPPOU AND GEORGE LILLIKAS.

    CENTRE-RIGHT DEMOCRATIC PARTY (DIKO) GOT THREE SEATS AND SOCIALIST EDEK PARTY, TWO. DIKO SEATS WENT TO TASSOS PAPADOPOULOSS, MARKOS KYPRIANOU, AND NICOS MOUSIOUTTAS WHILE EDEK SEATS TO PARTY LEADER VASSOS LYSSARIDES AND TAKIS HADJIDEMETRIOU.

    AKEL GENERAL SECRETARY DEMETRIS CHRISTOFIAS RECEIVED THE KYRENIA SEAT, WHILE THE PAPHOS SEAT WENT TO DISY CANDIDATE AVEROF NEOPHYTOU. THE FIRST SEATS IN LARNACA DISTRICT WENT TO ANDREAS MOUSKOS OF DISY AND THASOS MICHAELIDES OF AKEL.

    IN LIMASSOL, FOUR SEATS WERE WON BY AKEL WHICH WENT TO ANDREAS CHRISTOU, IOANNIS AGAPIOU, DEMETRIS KONTIDES AND YIANNAKIS THOMAS.

    THREE SEATS WENT TO DISY-LIBERALS COALITION, TO NICOS ANASTASIADES, RIKKOS EROTOKRITOU AND CHRISTOS POURGOURIDES WHILE TWO SEATS WENT TO DIKO AND WERE RECEIVED BY PARTY LEADER SPYROS KYPRIANOU AND MARIOS MATSAKIS.

    NINE SEATS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED IN FAMAGUSTA DISTRICT WITH DISY-LIBERAL COALITION AND AKEL RECEIVING FOUR SEATS EACH AND DIKO RECEIVING ONE. THE DISY SEATS WEST TO LEFTERIS CHRISTOPHOROU, SOPHOCLIS HADJIYIANNIS, ANTONIS KARAS AND ISIDOROS MAKRIDES.

    AKEL CANDIDATES KIKIS KAZAMIAS, KIKIS YIANGOU, CHRISTOS MAVROKORDATOS AND COSTAS PAPACOSTAS RECEIVED THE FAMAGUSTA SEATS FOR AKEL WHILE THE DIKO SEAT WENT TO ALEXIS GALANOS.

    THE 16 SEATS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AS FOLLOWS: THREE IN NICOSIA DISTRICT, TWO IN FAMAGUSTA DISTRICT, THREE IN LIMASSOL, THREE IN PAPHOS, THREE IN LARNACA AND TWO IN KYRENIA.

    CNA MCH/GP/1996
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [10] NEW HOUSE TO CONVENE ON JUNE 6

    NICOSIA, MAY 27 (CNA) -- CYPRUS' NEW 56-MEMBER HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, WHICH WILL EMERGE FROM SUNDAY'S PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS, CONVENES IN SESSION ON JUNE 6.

    ONE OF THE ISSUES THE NEW HOUSE WILL DEAL WITH IS THE ELECTION OF THE NEW HOUSE PRESIDENT. THE OUTGOING PRESIDENT IS ALEXIS GALANOS, OF THE CENTRE-RIGHT DEMOCRATIC PARTY (DIKO), WHO WAS RE-ELECTED FOR THE FAMAGUSTA DISTRICT.

    THE NEW MP'S DRAW A COLOURFUL PICTURE INCLUDING CHILDREN OF CURRENT AND FORMER PRESIDENTS OF THE REPUBLIC, A COUPLE FOR THE FIRST TIME, TWO FORMER CYPRUS PRESIDENTS, A FORMER STATE CORONER WHO WAS SUCKED BY THE HEALTH MINISTER AND A NEW POLITICAL PARTY OUT OF THE THREE WHICH CONTESTED.

    NO INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE CAME NEAR TO ELECTION.

    SO FAR, FORTY OF THE NEW MP'S WERE ANNOUNCED OFFICIALLY. THE REST ARE EXPECTED TO ENTER THE HOUSE AT THE SECOND STAGE OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF SEATS.

    THE DAUGHTER OF PRESIDENT GLAFCOS CLERIDES, KATE, IS REPORTED TO HAVE CAME FIRST IN THE PREFERENCE OF THE RIGHTWING DISY VOTERS AS AND THE SON OF FORMER CYPRUS PRESIDENT AND CENTRE-RIGHT DIKO LEADER SPYROS KYPRIANOU, MARCOS.

    SPYROS KYPRIANOU AND GEORGE VASSILIOU, BOTH FORMER PRESIDENTS OF THE CYPRUS REPUBLIC, ARE AMONG THE NEW MP'S.

    IN ADDITION, VASSILIOU WILL BE ACCOMPANIED AT THE NEW HOUSE BY HIS WIFE, ANDROULLA. THE POLITICAL PARTY OF THE COUPLE, THE FREE DEMOCRATS MOVEMENT (KED), CONTESTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS.

    NICOS ROLANDIS, THE LEADER OF THE LIBERALS IN THE COALITION WITH DISY, IS FAILING SO FAR TO WIN A SEAT.

    CORONER MARIOS MATSAKIS WON A SEAT IN LIMASSOL WITH DIKO. HE HAD LOST HIS JOB AS STATE PATHOLOGIST WHEN HE CLASHED WITH HEALTH MINISTER MANOLIS CHRISTOPHIDES, WHEN THE LATTER TRIED TO OBSTRUCT HIM FROM GIVING STATEMENTS TO THE PRESS REGARDING HIS JOB.

    SUNDAY'S ELECTIONS ARE ALSO THE FIRST TO BE HELD UNDER THE SYSTEM OF DIRECT PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION WHICH WAS SUPPOSED TO GIVE SMALL PARTIES A CHANCE TO SECURE A SAY IN THE HOUSE BUT RESULTS PROVED IT WRONG.

    MOREOVER, THE NEW SYSTEM, ENACTED INTO LAW LAST YEAR AFTER PROTRACTED HAGGLING, PROVIDES FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF SEATS IN TWO STAGES, FIRST BY DISTRICT AND THEN ISLAND-WIDE, CAUSING MUCH DELAY TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE ELECTED MP'S.

    CNA KPK/GP/1996
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [11] NEW 56 MP'S ANNOUNCED

    NICOSIA, MAY 27 (CNA) -- ALL 56 SEATS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO FIVE PARTIES, FOUR OF WHICH WERE REPRESENTED IN THE LAST HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AS WELL, AS ANNOUNCED BY CHIEF RETURNING OFFICER GEORGE CHARALAMBIDES THIS EVENING.

    DEMOCRATIC RALLY (DISY) - LIBERAL PARTY COALITION WON 20 SEATS IN THE NEW PARLIAMENT.

    THE CANDIDATES ELECTED ARE THE FOLLOWING:

    NICOSIA DISTRICT: DISY PARTY LEADER YIANNAKIS MATSIS, KATE CLERIDES, DEMETRIS SYLLOURIS, PRODROMOS PRODROMOU, ANDREAS PARISINOS, PANAYIOTIS DEMETRIOU AND OURANIOS IOANNIDES.
    LIMASSOL DISTRICT: NICOS ANASTASIADES, RIKKOS EROTOKRITOU, CHRISTOS POURGOURIDES AND STELIOS STYLIANOU.
    FAMAGUSTA DISTRICT: LEFTERIS CHRISTOPHOROU, SOFOCLIS HADJIYIANNIS, ANTONIS KARAS, ISIDOROS MAKRIDES AND EVANGELOS SAMOUTAS.
    LARNACA DISTRICT: ANDREAS MOUSKOS AND STELIOS YERASIMOU.
    PAPHOS DISTRICT: EVANGELOS AVEROF.
    KYRENIA DISTRICT: SOKRATIS HASIKOS.

    LEFT-WING AKEL PARTY RECEIVED 19 SEATS:

    NICOSIA DISTRICT: NICOS KATSOURIDES, TAKIS HADJIGEORGIOU, AVRAAM ANTONIOU, ARISTOFANIS GEORGIOU, ANDREAS PHILIPPOU, GEORGE LILLIKAS AND KYRIACOS TYRIMOS.
    LIMASSOL DISTRICT: ANDREAS CHRISTOU, IOANNIS AGAPIOU, DEMETRIS KONTIDES AND YIANNAKIS THOMA.
    FAMAGUSTA DISTRICT: KIKIS KAZAMIAS, KIKIS YIANGOU, CHRISTOS MAVROKORDATOS AND COSTAS PAPACOSTAS.
    LARNACA DISTRICT: THASOS MICHALIDES AND DOROS CHRISTODOULIDES.
    PAPHOS DISTRICT: GEORGE HADJIGEORGIOU.
    KYRENIA DISTRICT: PARTY GENERAL SECRETARY DEMETRIS CHRISTOFIAS.

    CENTRE-RIGHT DEMOCRATIC PARTY (DIKO) RECEIVED TEN SEATS:

    NICOSIA DISTRICT: TASSOS PAPADOPOULOS, MARKOS KYPRIANOU, NICOS MOUSIOUTAS AND STATHIS KITTIS.
    LIMASSOL DISTRICT: PARTY LEADER SPYROS KYPRIANOU AND MARIOS MATSAKIS.
    FAMAGUSTA DISTRICT: ALEXIS GALANOS.
    LARNACA DISTRICT: NICOS KLEANTHOUS.
    PAPHOS DISTRICT: NICOS PITTOKOPITIS
    KYRENIA DISTRICT: KATERINA PASCHALIDOU PANTELIDOU.

    SOCIALIST EDEK PARTY RECEIVED FIVE SEATS:

    NICOSIA DISTRICT: PARTY LEADER VASSOS LYSSARIDES AND TAKIS HADJIDEMETRIOU.
    LIMASSOL: DOROS THEODOROU
    FAMAGUSTA: DEMETRIS ELIADES
    PAPHOS: YIANNAKIS OMIROU.

    NEWLY FORMED FREE DEMOCRATS MOVEMENT (KED) RECEIVED TWO SEATS:

    NICOSIA DISTRICT: ANDROULA VASSILIOU.
    LIMASSOL DISTRICT: KED PRESIDENT GEORGE VASSILIOU.

    THREE RELIGIOUS GROUPS ALSO ELECTED THEIR REPRESENTATIVES IN THE HOUSE. THEY ARE ANTONIS HADJIROUSOS FOR THE MARONITE GROUP, PEDROS KALAIDJIAN FOR THE ARMENIAN GROUP AND BENITO MANTOVANI FOR THE LATIN GROUP.

    CNA MCH/KPK/GP/1996
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [12] PRESIDENT CLERIDES SATISFIED WITH ELECTION RESULTS

    NICOSIA, MAY 27 (CNA) -- PRESIDENT GLAFCOS CLERIDES EXPRESSED SATISFACTION WITH SUNDAY'S PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION RESULTS AND STRESSED THAT THE COALITION GOVERNMENT PARTIES DEMOCRATIC RALLY (DISY) AND DEMOCRATIC PARTY (DIKO) HAVE RETAINED THEIR MAJORITY IN THE NEW PARLIAMENT.

    SPEAKING TO JOURNALISTS MONDAY, PRESIDENT CLERIDES DESCRIBED THE DROP IN DISY'S SHARE OF THE VOTE AS ''INSIGNIFICANT'' AND ADDED THAT THE ELECTION RESULTS DO NOT REFLECT DISSATISFACTION WITH THE GOVERNMENT.

    THE PRESIDENT EXPRESSED REGRET THAT ADISOK, ONE OF THE FOUR SMALL PARTIES, FAILED TO GAIN A SEAT IN PARLIAMENT AND SAID THAT BOTH ADISOK AND THE LIBERAL PARTY SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL COUNCIL (TOP ADVISORY BODY IN THE HANDLING OF THE CYPRUS PROBLEM), WHETHER THEY ARE IN PARLIAMENT OR NOT.

    ASKED WHETHER HE WILL PROMOTE A PRE-ELECTION PROPOSAL BY DISY LEADER YIANNAKIS MATSIS TO FORM A GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY, CLERIDES SAID ''WE CANNOT HAVE A GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY UNLESS WE ADOPT A COMMON POLICY.''

    ''WE MUST SEE IF THERE ARE ENOUGH COMMON POINTS ON BASIC ISSUES, INCLUDING THE CYPRUS PROBLEM,'' THE PRESIDENT SAID.

    CNA MCH/MM/1996
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [13] FINAL PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION RESULTS

    NICOSIA, MAY 27 (CNA) -- THE RULING RIGHTWING DEMOCRATIC RALLY (DISY) PARTY AND ITS COALITION PARTNER, THE LIBERAL PARTY, WON THE SUNDAY PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS.

    THE 56 SEATS WERE DISTRIBUTED TO FIVE POLITICAL PARTIES, FOUR OLD PARTIES AND A NEW ONE.

    THE COALITION WON 20 SEATS IN THE NEW 56-MEMBER PARLIAMENT, THE SAME NUMBER OF SEATS IT WON IN THE 1991 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS.

    THE OPPOSITION LEFTWING AKEL PARTY WON THE SECOND PLACE WITH 19 SEATS, ONE MORE FROM THE 1991 ELECTIONS.

    IN THE THIRD PLACE IS THE CENTRE-RIGHT DEMOCRATIC PARTY (DIKO) WITH 10 SEATS, LOSING ONE FROM THE 1991 ELECTIONS.

    FOURTH IS THE SOCIALIST EDEK PARTY WITH FIVE SEATS. IT LOST TWO SEATS.

    THE NEWCOMER IN THE CYPRUS PARLIAMENT IS THE FREE-DEMOCRATS MOVEMENT (KED), WHICH WON TWO SEATS. IT WAS FORMED BY FORMER CYPRUS PRESIDENT GEORGE VASSILIOU.

    THE DISY/LIBERALS RECEIVED 34,47 PER CENT OF THE VOTES (127.380 VOTES), A DECREASE BY 1.34 AS AGAINST THE 1991 RESULTS.

    AKEL POLLED 33,00 PER CENT (121.958), AN INCREASE OF 2,37 PER CENT.

    DIKO GOT 16,43 PER CENT (60.726), A DECREASE OF 3,12 PER CENT.

    KED GARNERED 3,69 PER CENT (13.623).

    ADISOK RECEIVED 1,44 PER CENT (5.311), A DECREASE BY 0,96.

    THE NEW HORIZONS PARTY RECEIVED 1,71 PER CENT (6,317).

    THE ECOLOGISTS (GREENS) POLLED 1,00 PER CENT (3.710).

    EFSTRATIOS ANDREAS (INDEPENDENT) RECEIVED 0,06 PER CENT (232)

    KOTSONIS ANGELOS (INDEPENDENT) GOT 0,03 PER CENT (99)

    MAVROGENIS GEORGIOS (INDEPENDENT) RECEIVED 0,02 PER CENT (83)

    PAVLOU CHARALAMBOS (INDEPENDENT) RECEIVED 0,01 PER CENT(49).

    THERE WERE 409.996 ABOVE 21 REGISTERED VOTERS IN THE SUNDAY PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS, OF WHOM 381.051 OR 92,94 PER CENT VOTED (VOTING IS COMPULSORY).

    THERE WERE 369.521 OR 96,97 PER CENT VALID BALLOT PAPERS, 5.648 OR 1,48 INVALID BALLOT PAPERS, 5.882 OR 1,54 PER CENT BLANK BALLOT PAPERS AND 28.945 OR 7.06 PER CENT ABSTENTIONS.

    CNA GP/1996
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

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