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PRESIDENT OF SOUTHERN CYPRUS AND FUTURE AGREEMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 796: tabled on 27 February 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendments to this motion

There have been 2 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House takes note of the election by the Greek Cypriots of Tassos Papadopoulos as President of Southern Cyprus, recalls that he was a supporter of Milosevic, and was a leading member of EOKA dedicated to the expulsion of the Turkish Cypriots from Cyprus; notes that he is still committed to making Cyprus a Greek island; believes that the concerns voiced by the Turkish Cypriots during the negotiation process are now proved to be genuine and justified; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government and the United Nations to re-evaluate their positions on Cyprus and to treat the two peoples of the island henceforth as separate and equal entities in all respects.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

PRESIDENT OF SOUTHERN CYPRUS AND FUTURE AGREEMENT (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'election' to 'of'.
Labour, Hendon
8
signatures
EDM 796A1: tabled on 28 February 2003
PRESIDENT OF SOUTHERN CYPRUS AND FUTURE AGREEMENT (Amendment 2)
leave out from first 'of' to end and add 'the Republic of Cyprus, congratulates him on his election by securing a majority in the first round; considers that those who live in history like Mr Denktash are destined to repeat it; notes that President Papadopoulos's previous statements, whilst rightly condemning the Turkish invasion and continuing military occupation of northern Cyprus by Turkey, have been extremely conciliatory towards the Turkish Cypriot community and towards a united island; welcomes President Papadopoulos's commitment to working with the Annan plan towards a solution, expressed in his acceptance speech; and believes the real obstacle to progress is the intransigent attitude of Mr Denktash, who continues to refuse to negotiate sensibly and who is acting against the best interests and wishes of the Turkish Cypriot community.'.
Labour, Hendon
7
signatures
EDM 796A2: tabled on 28 February 2003