CYPRUS: The First President

On muleback across dusty roads, on rattletrap chartered buses, walking down steep mountain paths, the Greeks of Cyprus this week practiced what their forebears invented 2,500 years ago. In the first popular elections since 1931, Cyprus got ready to become a self-governing republic in February. Under the Anglo-Greek-Turkish truce to end the island's four-year civil war, the new republic of Cyprus is to have a President elected by the island's Greek community, a Vice President chosen by its smaller Turkish community. The Turkish Cypriots, by acclamation, had already chosen that Vice...

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