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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-12-15

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Opposition RTP clearly leads ''elections'' in occupied areas
  • [02] European Commission: ''Elections'' reflect T/C's desire for solution
  • [03] Unofficial election results in occupied Cyprus
  • [04] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [05] Government satisfied with ''elections'' in Turkish-occupied areas
  • [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [07] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [08] US sees strong political signal from Turkish Cypriot "poll"
  • [09] President Papadopoulos congratulates Turkish Cypriots
  • [10] Jack Straw urges all sides to reengage in negotiations
  • [11] Simitis: Turkish Cypriot "poll" outcome a positive development

  • [01] Opposition RTP clearly leads ''elections'' in occupied areas

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    Opposition RTP clearly leads elections in occupied areas

    Nicosia, Dec 15 (CNA) -- The Republican Turkish Party (RTP) of Mehmet Ali Talat is leading the parliamentary elections in the Turkish- occupied northern part of Cyprus with 35.5% of the vote with 90.4% of the ballot boxes counted.

    The National Unity Party (NUP) of so-called prime minister Dervis Eroglu comes second with 32.8%.

    Third is the Peace and Democracy Movement (PDM) of Mustafa Akinci with 13.46%, followed by the Democratic Party (DP) of Serdar Denktash with 12.7%.

    [02] European Commission: ''Elections'' reflect T/C's desire for solution

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    European Commission: ''Elections'' reflect T/C's desire for solution

    Nicosia, Dec 15 (CNA) -- The European Commission has said the ''elections'' in the Turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus reflect the growing desire of the Turkish Cypriots to find a solution to the Cyprus problem on the basis of the Annan plan and to allow for the accession of a reunited island to the EU on 1 May 2004.

    [03] Unofficial election results in occupied Cyprus

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    Unofficial election results in occupied Cyprus

    Nicosia, Dec 15 (CNA) -- The Republican Turkish Party of Mehmet Ali Talat secured 19 out of 50 ''seats'' in the so-called Turkish Cypriot Assembly clinching 35.18 per cent of the total votes, according to the unofficial results announced by the so-called higher election board. A total of 554 ballot boxes were opened.

    The National Unity Party of so-called prime minister Dervis Eroglu comes second with 32.93 per cent of the votes and 18 ''seats'' in the ''parliament''.

    Third in the votes is the Peace and Democracy Movement of Mustafa Akinci with 13.14 percent with six ''seats'', followed by the Democratic Party of Serdar Denktash (son of Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, the self-styled president of the bogus-state) with 12.93 per cent of the votes but with seven ''seats'' because of the complicated "electoral" system.

    Fifth is the Nationalist Peace Party of Ertogrul Hasipoglu with 3.23 per cent, the Solution and EU Party of Ali Erel with 1.97 per cent and the Cyprus Justice Party with 0.6 per cent.

    [04] Weather forecast for Cyprus

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    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Dec 15 (CNA) --

    Tuesday and Wednesday: 16/12/2003 to 17/12/2003 ----------------------------------------------- The weather will be mainly cloudy with local thundery showers. The wind will pervail southwest strong to very strong 5 to 65 bf. The state of sea will be over the windward areas rough to very rough and moderate to rough elsewhere. The temperature will range from 8 degrees over the mountains to 18 degres over the coastal areas and inland.

    Outlook for Thursday and Friday: 18/12/2003 to 19/12/2003 --------------------------------------------------------- The weather will persist mainly cloudy with thundery showers while some snowshower are expected later on Thursday and Friday. The temperatures is expected to note a decrease.

    [05] Government satisfied with ''elections'' in Turkish-occupied areas

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    Government satisfied with ''elections'' in Turkish-occupied areas

    Nicosia, Dec 15 (CNA) - The Cyprus government has expressed satisfaction over the result of the so-called parliamentary elections that took place in the Turkish-occupied areas of the Republic yesterday.

    Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides said that ''in any case, it is an illegal and secessionist action'', noting however that the result was ''a disapproval of the so far policy of the Turkish side and especially of Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash on the Cyprus problem''.

    He expressed hope that ''the result of the voting and what will follow will create the conditions that will allow the resumption soon of talks on the Cyprus problem on the basis of the Annan plan, which will lead to a timely solution'', so that a reunited Cyprus may join the EU in May 2004.

    [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Dec 15 (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 15 11 THUNDERSTORM WITH RAIN Larnaca 18 16 THUNDERSTORM WITH RAIN Limassol 19 16 CLOUDY Paphos 19 13 CLOUDY

    [07] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Dec 15 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 81,72 (-0,02) Traded Value CYP 302.706 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 229.112 331,50 ( 0,68) FTSE Med 100 5.792,77 (-0,11) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 178.992 94,01 ( 0,44) Approved Investment Companies CYP 16.865 71,02 ( 1,47) Insurance Companies CYP 6.859 15,22 (-0,78) Manufacturing Companies CYP 7.167 57,37 (-0,88) Tourism Companies CYP 5.564 68,53 (-0,13) Trading Companies CYP 22.376 20,75 (-0,62) Building and Cement Companies CYP 9.210 70,20 (-0,51) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 2.083 3,30 (-0,30) Financial Services Companies CYP 19.287 11,14 (-2,19) Fish Culture Companies CYP 0 11,70 (-0,51) Hotels CYP 3.614 37,80 ( 0,05) Other Companies CYP 29.484 75,12 (-0,40) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [08] US sees strong political signal from Turkish Cypriot "poll"

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    US sees strong political signal from Sunday's Turkish Cypriot poll

    Nicosia, Dec 15 (CNA) -- The US has said that Turkish Cypriots have sent a very strong political signal of support for a UN peace proposal and accession to the European Union and they have cast a vote of hope instead of fear, in spite of pressures exerted on them.

    [09] President Papadopoulos congratulates Turkish Cypriots

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    President Papadopoulos congratulates Turkish Cypriots

    Nicosia, Dec 15 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos has congratulated the Turkish Cypriots on the message of disapproval they have sent, through the expression of their will in Sunday's poll, to the Turkish side and in particular to the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Rauf Denktash.

    The President expressed hope that the outcome of Sunday's poll in the Turkish occupied north of Cyprus will lead to a new state of affairs that would help resume peace negotiations as soon as possible.

    [10] Jack Straw urges all sides to reengage in negotiations

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    Jack Straw urges all sides to reengage in negotiations

    Nicosia, Dec 15 (CNA) -- British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said the will of the Turkish Cypriots, as expressed in Sunday's poll, for a political settlement and accession to the European Union should be fully respected.

    [11] Simitis: Turkish Cypriot "poll" outcome a positive development

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    Simitis: Turkish Cypriot "poll" outcome a positive development

    by Kyriakos Tsioupras

    London, Dec 15 (CNA) -- Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis has welcomed the outcome of Sunday's «poll» in Turkish occupied north of Cyprus as a ''positive development'', saying that it indicates that the majority of Turkish Cypriots want a solution in Cyprus.


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