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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 96-11-26
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From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
 Candidates for municipal elections submit nominationsCandidates for the December 15 elections for mayors and councillors in the island's 33 municipalities, including the nine in the occupied areas, presented their nominations officially yesterday.
They are as follows:
Nicosia Lellos Demetriades Independent Alexis Theodosiades Independent Anna Marangou Independent Strovolos Kyriakos Kousios DISY- DIKO Savvas Eliofotou Independent Iosif Hadjii osif Independent Aglandjia Andreas Petrou AKEL Eleni Koliou-Kirkou DIKO-DISY Ayios Dometios Andreas Kleanthous DISY-DIKO Andreas Hadjiloizou Independent Lakatamia Christakis Violaris AKEL Costas Telemachou DIKO-DISY Andreas Savva Independent Latsia Andreas Koukoumas AKEL Chr. Christofides DISY-DIKO Engomi Ioannis Kallis DIKO-DISY Sophia Giorgalla Independent N. Hadjicharalambous Independent Dhali Yiannis Groutas AKEL Stavros Efthymiou Independent Nicolas Nicola IndependentLimassol District
Limassol Dimitris Kontidis AKEL EDEK New Democrats Antonis Hadjipavlou DISY-DIKO Costas Anastasiou Independent Antonis Protopapas Independent Ayios Athanasios Kyriacos Hadjittofi AKEL Michalakis Agathocleous Independent Phidias Diamantis Independent Kato Polemidia Costas Thomas(Georgiou) AKEL EDEK New Democrats Antonis Vasiliou Independent Mesa Yitonia Stelios Markides AKEL EDEK New Democrats Andreas Michaelides Independent Yermasoyia Panicos Louroutziatis AKEL EDEK New Democrats Euripidis Pavlou DIKO-DISYFamagusta District
Paralimni Nicos Vlittis DISY-DIKO Ayia Napa Varvara Nicolaou (Perikleous) Independent Dherynia Florentia (Flora) Ioannou AKEL Andreas Soteriou (Siapanis) IndependentLarnaca District
Larnaca Georghios Lycourgos DIKO-DISY Christoforos Christofides Independent Aradippou Andreas Trattos AKEL Christakis Liperis Independent Athienou Costas Sakkalos DISY-DIKO Panayiotis Koumi Independent Stavros (Akis) Mestanas Independent Pano Lefkara Sophoclis Sophocleous EDEKPaphos District
Paphos Phidias Sarikas AKEL EDEK Theodoros Aristodemou DISY-DIKO Andreas Ataliotis Independent Andreas Efstratiou Independent Philippos Kritiotis Independent Andreas Constantinides (AETA) Independent Simos Tsielepos Independent Polis Chrysochou Michalakis Stylianou (Koraka) AKEL EDEK Demetris Papadopoulos (Akoulis) DISY-DIKO Christodoulos Vassiliou Independent Andreas Kallasides Independent Michael Philippou Independent Peyias Dimitris Kappetzis DIKO-DISY Andeas D. Sophocleous Independent Yeroskipou Panayiotis Sekke DISY-DIKO Solon Marcou Independent Andreas Tsadiotis Independent Menelaos Christodoulou IndependentOccupied areas
Famagusta Andreas Pouyiouros Independent Chrisostomos Paraskevopoulos Independent Lefkoniko Lycourgos Kappas DISY Lysi Andreas Ttofias Ionas Papaioannou Independent Akanthou Sotiris Hailos Kyrenia Elli Leptou Lapithos Nicos Evangelou Karavas Dimitris Kozakos Independent Stelios Panayides DISY AKEL DIKO EDEK New Democrats Panayiotis Tsentas Independent Morphou Andreas Siittis Independent Antigoni Papadopoulou DISY AKEL DIKO Democrats Kythrea Costas Frangoudis DISY AKEL DIKO EDEK New Democrats Leandros Christides Independent
 Denktash sends third letter to President CleridesGovernment Spokesman Yiannakis Cassoulides yesterday confirmed reports in the press that Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash has sent a third letter to President Glafcos Clerides concerning the Cyprus problem.
He said President Clerides has not yet decided whether he will reply or not.
The letter was sent last week and is similar to previous letters sent by Denktash, Cassoulides said, noting that the Turkish Cypriot leader proposes a dialogue through letters, since, as Denktash argues, President Clerides refuses to meet him.
If Denktash's letters were confined to issues of substance rather than propaganda, they could have some political meaning, Cassoulides noted.
The firm stance of the Cyprus government is that direct talks can take place only after common ground is reached between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot sides in Cyprus.
 US urged to reject Turkey's bid to host next OSCE SummitThe Commission on Security and Co-operation in Europe in the US Congress, has sent a letter to US Secretary of State Warren Christopher objecting to the government of Turkey's initiative to host the next Summit of the Organisation on Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) because of Turkey's poor human rights record and calling for the US to officially reject Turkey as an appropriate venue for a future summit until Turkey's human rights record improves.
The letter, signed by Commission Chairman Christopher H. Smith and Co- Chairman Senator Alfonse D'Amato, cites as one of the key factors in their call for a rejection Turkey's continuing illegal and forcible occupation of Cypriot territory in blatant violation of OSCE principles.
"A substantial force of 30,000 Turkish troops remains in Cyprus today in a clear breach of Cypriot sovereignty. In recent months, we have witnessed the worst violence against innocent civilians along the cease-fire line since the 1974 invasion, resulting in at least 5 deaths. In addition, Turkish and Turkish Cypriot authorities have failed to fully account for at least 1,614 Greek Cypriots and five Americans missing since 1974", the letter says.
 1995 Tourist statistics releasedMore than two million tourists visited Cyprus in 1995, recording a 1,5 per cent increase over 1994 figures, the Department of Statistics and Research has announced.
Most tourists came from European countries, with Britain retaining 40 per cent of the total, followed by Germany with 11,2 per cent, Switzerland with 5,2 , Sweden with 4,7, Russia with 4,5 and Greece with 3,1 per cent.
In the year under review, there were in operation 2.480 tourist accommodation units registered with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation with a total capacity of 78.427.
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/