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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 06-06-01

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


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  • [01] HOUSE CHRISTOFIAS RE-ELECTED
  • [02] UNFICYP - 3rd CMP MEMBER

  • [01] HOUSE CHRISTOFIAS RE-ELECTED

    General Secretary of the left-wing AKEL party Demetris Christofias was re-elected President of the new 56-seat House of Representatives following the May 21 parliamentary elections.

    Christofias was elected with a total of 35 votes, 18 votes by the AKEL deputies, 11 by the deputies of the centre-right Democratic Party (DIKO), five votes by the deputies of the Social-democrats Movement (EDEK) and one vote by the deputy of the Movement of Ecologists - Environmentalists.

    Nicos Anastasiades, President of the right-wing Democratic Rally (DISI) was also a candidate for the presidency of the House and the 18 deputies of his party voted against Christofias candidacy.

    The third candidate was President of the European Party, Demetris Syllouris who was supported by the three deputies of his newly formed party that entered the House for the first time.

    The 56 members of the new House of Representatives as well as the representatives of the three religious groups, (Armenians, Maronites and Latins) were sworn in at the start of the plenary session of the House, presided over by the eldest deputy, Costas Papacostas of AKEL.

    [02] UNFICYP - 3rd CMP MEMBER

    The 3rd Member of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus, Christopher Girod, arrived on the island for a preliminary visit before assuming fulltime official duties with the CMP in July and was received by Secretary-Generals Special Representative in Cyprus Michael Moller, according to an UNFICYP press release.

    ``SRSG and UNFICYP Chief of Mission in Cyprus, Michael Moller, will introduce Girod to the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mehmet Ali Talat today and to the Greek Cypriot leader, Tassos Papadopoulos, tomorrow. Mr Girod will also meet with members of the CMP before departing the island at the weekend,`` the press release said.


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