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    Just seven days prior to elections for the Cypriot House of Representatives, President Makarios carried through a major cabinet reshuffle this week -- and promptly sparked off a new political row between the Greek and Turkish factions on the island.

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    CYPRUS

    MV INT Makarios watches as Petrides signs as Eduction Minister
    SCU Roussos looks on
    MV Loizides signs as Minister of Trade
    SCU Petrides looks on
    SV Mavrommatis signs as Labour Minister
    CU Signatures on document
    SV Mavrommatis & Tomazis with Makarios
    GV PAN Ministers with Makarios
    SV Ballot boxes
    SV Polling booths being moved
    SV PAN Girls folding ballot papers
    CU Ditto
    SV & CU Printing machine printing
    GV Crowd cheering Mr Odysseas Joannides (Progressive Party)
    CU Joannides
    SV Crowd
    CU Joannides
    SV Crowd (Cabinet President)
    CU Clerides speaking
    SV Supporters
    CU Clerides
    SV Old woman listens
    CU Clerides speaking
    SV People with banners in square
    SV Dr Evdoka (Opposition Leader) arriving presented with bouquet by small girl (2 shots)
    CU Supporters
    CU Evdokas speaking
    SV Crowd

    Initials AH/AE/SGM AH/PW/SGM
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Just seven days prior to elections for the Cypriot House of Representatives, President Makarios carried through a major cabinet reshuffle this week -- and promptly sparked off a new political row between the Greek and Turkish factions on the island.
    As the new ministers were sworn in at the Presidential Palace on Wednesday, Turkish Cypriot leaders attacked the new appointments, which bring six new Greek Cypriot members into the Cabinet.
    Members of the Turkish community have played no part in the government since inter-communal fighting started over six years ago. But they claim that the latest appointments, including the Agriculture Minister -- nominally allocated to the Turkish Cypriots -- amounted to a further attempt to deprive the Turkish community of its constitutional rights.
    Meanwhile, talks between the two Cypriot communities seeking a peaceful solution to their problem, have been suspended until each side elects its deputies in the House of Representatives on July 5.
    Under the Cypriot constitution, the President usually selects new ministers from outside the House of Representatives. In this week's reshuffle, only three ministers retained their posts.
    Barristers Georghios Ionnides and Andreas Mavrommatis were appointed new Ministers of Justice and of Labour. The new Education Minister is the Chairman of Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation, Frixos Petrides. Accountant Andreas Loizides takes over as Commerce Minister, architect Panayiotis Toumazis is responsible for Agriculture, and civil engineer Nicos Roussos is appointed to the Communications and Works Ministry.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8L7Z0DAT0VI3XFG3K82IMEJ7D
    Media URN:
    VLVA8L7Z0DAT0VI3XFG3K82IMEJ7D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
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    N/A

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