Cypriot president says no re-election bid if talks fail

19/03/2010

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- President Demetris Christofias told a press conference Thursday (March 18th) that he will not seek re-election if talks to reunify the divided island fail. Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat have resumed UN-brokered talks aimed at ending decades of division in Cyprus but have made only limited progress so far. Christofias was elected to a five-year term in 2008, promising to resolve the Cypriot issue. (AP, Worldbulletin, Hurriyet - 18/03/10)

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