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It was stated that the political parties which have strict attitudes about the Cyprus issue, reacted to the 2-3 month postponement scenario of the May 2016 parliamentary elections in South Cyprus that the Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades expressed within the framework of the National Council meeting. The Greek Cypriot daily Politis noted the statements of one of the party leaders regarding the issue.

According to the Greek Cypriot Daily Politis, the mentioned party leader said that the Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades’ expressions about the 2-3 month postponement of the parliamentary elections is towards ‘preparing the public’. An authorized person from DIKO indicated that this thought of Anastasiades shows that there is a time schedule. On the other hand, an authority from EDEK indicated that they will not accept the postponement of the elections and in case of necessity they will take legal measures.

Furthermore, the Greek Cypriot daily Simerini indicated that the Turkish Cypriots also want the postponement of the elections in the absence of a common formula about the solution and a referendum until March, and defended that this idea was conveyed to Brussels and London by the Turkish Cypriots.

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