PRESIDENT MAKARIOS' 13 POINTS

  1. The right of veto of the President and the Vice-President of the Republic to be abandoned.
  2. The Vice-President of the Republic to deputise for the President of the Republic in case of his temporary absence or in capacity to perform his duties.
  3. The Greek President of the House of Representatives and the Turkish Vice-President to be elected by the House as a whole and not as at present the President by the Greek Members of the House and the Vice-President by the Turkish Members of the House.
  4. The Vice-President of the House of Representatives to deputise for the President of the House in case of his temporary absence or incapacity to perform his duties.
  5. The constitutional provisions regarding separate majorities for enactment of certain laws by the House of Representatives to be abolished.
  6. Unified Municipalities to be established.
  7. The administration of Justice to be unified.
  8. The division of the Security Forces into Police and Gendarmerie to be abolished.
  9. The numerical strength of the Security Forces and of the Defence Forces to be determined by a Law.
  10. The proportion of the participation of Greek and Turkish Cypriots in the composition of the Public Service and the Forces of the Republic to be modified in proportion to the ratio of the population of Greek and Turkish-Cypriots.
  11. The number of the Members of the Public Service Commission to be reduced from ten to five.
  12. All decisions of the Public Service Commission to be taken by simple majority.
  13. The Greek Communal Chamber to be abolished.



Constitutional Aspects

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