CYPRUS: Proposed Constitution

With a fanfare that was all but lost on the audience that he most sought to impress, British Colonial Secretary Alan Lennox-Boyd last week offered rebellious Cyprus a constitution and a parliament.

Drawn up by Lord Radcliffe, the eminent British jurist who arbitrated the border between India and Pakistan in 1947, the long-heralded "liberal constitution" proposed to give control of domestic affairs to a 36-man legislature in which Greek Cypriots, who make up four-fifths of the island's 500,000 inhabitants, would hold a comfortable majority of 24 seats. Of the remaining twelve members, six would be appointed by the British Governor...

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