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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-02-14

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


CONTENTS

  • [01] EU agrees on UN proposal for a Donors' Conference
  • [02] History of presidential elections in Cyprus
  • [03] First public hearing for second mobile phone license in Cyprus
  • [04] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [06] US forces withdraw notice on air and sea traffic in Mediterranean
  • [07] UN top envoy says things will change after April 16
  • [08] UN-led talks on Cyprus to continue Monday
  • [09] Annan needs tangible results from his visit, says Spokesman
  • [10] Kasoulides says Turkey to receive nothing in return for Iraq

  • [01] EU agrees on UN proposal for a Donors' Conference

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    EU agrees on UN proposal for a Donors' Conference

    By Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Feb 14 (CNA) -- Ôhe European Union supports the UN proposal for an International Donors' Conference to be held soon after the signing of a political agreement and the reunification of Cyprus.

    In a Declaration by the Greek Presidency on behalf of the European Union regarding a Donorss Conference for Cyprus it is also noted that ''the European Commission has already announced its readiness to organise the conference in question, after the signature of the Political Agreement''.

    [02] History of presidential elections in Cyprus

    
    
    
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    History of presidential elections in Cyprus Nicosia, Feb 14 (CNA) -- Cyprus is a Republic with a presidential system of government. Under the 1960 Constitution, executive power is ensured by the President of the Republic, elected by universal suffrage for a five-year term of office. The executive power is exercised by the Council of Ministers, which is appointed by the President of the Republic. According to the Constitution the President of the Republic is elected by the Greek Cypriot Community and the Vice-President by the Turkish Cypriot Community. FIRST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS – 13 December 1959 ----------------------------------------------- The first presidential elections in Cyprus were held December 13, 1959, eight months before independence. First President of the Republic was Archbishop Makarios, who received 144.501 votes. His rival, Ioannis Clerides, a prominent lawyer and father of incumbent President Glafcos Clerides, received 71,753. The 1964 presidential elections were not held because of intercommunal clashes between the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots. The Turkish Cypriot representatives were withdrawn from all state positions. The President’s term in office was extended after a decision of the House of Representatives. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS - 25 February 1968 ---------------------------------------- In February 1968 President Makarios faced Takis Evdokas. From a total of 247,653 valid votes, Makarios received 95.45% and Evdokas 3.71% and a total of 8,577 votes. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS - 18 February 1973 ----------------------------------------- In 1973, President Makarios was re-elected unopposed. No voting was held. BY-ELECTION PRESIDENTIAL VOTE – 10 September 1977 ------------------------------------------------- In 1977, following the death of Makarios on August 3, House President Spyros Kyprianou was elected President unopposed during elections on 10 September 1977 to cover the rest of the presidential term. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS – 5 February 1978 ---------------------------------------- On 5 February 1978 Spyros Kyprianou was re-elected unopposed. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS – 13 February 1983 ----------------------------------------- On 13 February 1983, President Kyprianou was re-elected supported by his party, the Democratic Party, and left-wing AKEL. He received 173,791 votes, or 56.54 percent from a total of 307,392 valid votes. His rivals Glafcos Clerides of the Democratic Rally and Vassos Lyssarides of the Socialist Party EDEK garnered 104,294 votes or 33.93 percent and 29.307 votes or 9.53% respectively. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS – 14 February 1988 ----------------------------------------- On 14 February 1988, George Vassiliou became the third President of the Republic of Cyprus. He was elected on the second round held on 21 February 1989. During the first round, on 14 February 1988, from a total of 334,639 valid votes, the candidates received: Votes Percentage Glafcos Clerides 111,504 33.3% George Vassiliou 100,748 30.1% Spyros Kyprianou 91,335 27.3% Vasos Lyssarides 30,865 9.2% Thrasos Georgiades 187 0.06% Because of the results of the first round, that is no candidate securing 50 percent plus one vote, a second round was held the following Sunday between the first two candidates. George Vassiliou was elected President for a five-year term in office. He had secured 167,834 votes or 51.6% from a total of 325,062 valid votes. Votes Percentage George Vassiliou 167,834 51.6% Glafcos Clerides 157,228 48.4% PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS - 7 February 1993 ---------------------------------------- On 14 February 1993, Glafcos Clerides was the fourth President of the Republic of Cyprus. He was elected President in the second round of voting. During the first round of 7 February, 1993, from a total of 355,635 valid votes, the candidates received: Votes Percentage George Vassiliou 157,027 44.15% Glafcos Clerides 130,663 36.74% Paschalis Paschalides 66,300 18.64% George Mavrogenis 890 0.25% Yiannakis Taliotis 755 0.21% During the second round on 14 February, from a total of 355,714 valid votes, Glafcos Clerides received 178,945 votes or 50.31%. The results were as follows: Votes Percentage Glafcos Clerides 178,945 50.31% George Vassiliou 176,769 49.69% PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS – 8 February 1998 --------------------------------------- Glafcos Clerides was re-elected President of the Republic during a second round of voting held on 15 February 1998. During the first round on 8 February,1998, from a total of 396,299 valid votes, the candidates received: Votes Percentage Nicos Rolandis 3,104 0.78% Nicos Koutsou 3,625 0.91% Vasos Lyssarides 41,978 10.59% George Vassiliou 11,908 3.00% Alexis Galanos 16,003 4.04% George Iacovou 160,918 40.61% Glafcos Clerides 158,763 40.06% During the second round of voting on 15 February 1998, Clerides was re-elected president for a second five-year term in office, after receiving 206,879 votes from a total of 407,101 valid votes, or 50.82%. The results were as follows: Votes Percentage George Iacovou 200,222 49.18% Glafcos Clerides 206,879 50.82% CNA/EC/GP/2003
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [03] First public hearing for second mobile phone license in Cyprus

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    First public hearing for second mobile phone license in Cyprus

    Nicosia, Feb 14 (CNA) -- The first public hearing on the contest documents for the grant of an additional mobile telecommunications license in Cyprus was held here today.

    The licence is expected to be granted this June and the selected company will start running the second mobile telecommunication service in Cyprus end of 2003.

    Representatives from five organisations (Cosmote, Spiderphone, Vodafone, Monacotelecom and Cyprus Telecommunication Authority) that showed interest to run the second mobile telecommunication company expressed during today's hearing their views on the subject.

    The Commission of Telecommunications and Postal Regulation and the Directory of Telecommunications of the Ministry of Communications and Works will examine the comments heard today in order to finalise the contest documents.

    [04] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Feb 14 (CNA) -- Today's weather and temperatures for Cyprus, according to the Meteorological Service at Larnaca International Airport are: Temperatures (degrees Celcius) --------------------------------------------------------------- Station Maximum Minimum Weather (At 1200 UTC) --------------------------------------------------------------- Nicosia 14 5 FAIR Larnaca 17 6 CLOUDY Limassol 15 8 CLOUDY Paphos 16 9 CLOUDY

    [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Feb 14 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 90,57 ( 0,62) Traded Value CYP 853.286 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 327.852 351,64 ( 1,32) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 263.336 102,08 ( 1,11) Approved Investment Companies CYP 12.853 78,56 ( 0,65) Insurance Companies CYP 64.806 18,96 (-0,21) Manufacturing Companies CYP 13.997 62,35 ( 0,43) Tourism Companies CYP 4.940 96,49 ( 0,38) Trading Companies CYP 9.947 18,65 (-0,16) Building and Cement Companies CYP 4.558 73,94 ( 0,48) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 4.712 3,23 ( 1,25) Financial Services Companies CYP 30.605 17,79 ( 0,79) Fish Culture Companies CYP 595 12,32 (-0,24) Hotels CYP 15.517 45,18 (-0,62) Other Companies CYP 66.606 82,93 ( 0,27) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [06] US forces withdraw notice on air and sea traffic in Mediterranean

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    US forces withdraw notice on air and sea traffic in Mediterranean

    Nicosia, Feb 14 (CNA) -- Cyprus Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said today that, following representations by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the US has withdrawn a notice to Mediterranean countries with regard to sea and air traffic in the region.

    [07] UN top envoy says things will change after April 16

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    UN top envoy says things will change after April 16

    Nicosia, Feb 14 (CNA) -- Alvaro de Soto, the UN Secretary General's Special Adviser on Cyprus, has warned that failure to reach a negotiated settlement by the end of February means that things will change after April 16, when Cyprus is to sign its Accession Treaty with the European Union.

    [08] UN-led talks on Cyprus to continue Monday

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    UN-led talks on Cyprus to continue Monday

    Nicosia, Feb 14 (CNA) -- Another meeting took place this evening between President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, in the context of the ongoing UN-led talks to solve the Cyprus problem.

    Today's encounter, in the presence of the UN Secretary General's Special Adviser on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto, was rather brief, compared with previous meetings, which take place in the UN protected area within Nicosia Airport.

    There was a slight delay to the start of the meeting, which was also attended by the aides of the two leaders.

    [09] Annan needs tangible results from his visit, says Spokesman

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    Annan needs tangible results from his visit, says Spokesman

    Nicosia, Feb 14 (CNA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan would not risk coming to Cyprus for a second time without leaving the island with tangible results, Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said here today.

    [10] Kasoulides says Turkey to receive nothing in return for Iraq

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    Kasoulides says Turkey to receive nothing in return for Iraq

    Larnaca, Feb 14 (CNA) - Minister of Foreign Affairs Ioannis Kasoulides noted here Friday it has been repeatedly said that the US will not give the Turkish government anything in return regarding the Cyprus issue if it helps the US during its war on Iraq.


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