Cyprus bicommunal discussion and chat forum : Cyprus threatens use of EU veto
Eric, you want the recognition of your government as the authority in the territory which you now occupy, correct? I say that after 30 years, it has built up a bureaucracy that has the credibility to direct these tasks. The Republic of Cyprus is a valuable tool to its citizens, (generally), although bi-communal by constitution, it is seen to have a bias. Culturally, the proportions between its citizens are dramatic. For a strong state in Cyprus, I propose a bi-cameral legislature, with the house which leads having an equal number of elected from each community, by party therefore, a majority is found. In National elections, you would vote for one Greek and one Turkish representative, from the same or different Parties to represent you. In this Senate, the Leader of Government is the party leader who has the majority of seats, having the greatest number of both communities for its support. A lower house of representatives is elected by majority and represents the best of each constituency independantly. As their aim as legislators is to make transparent the information the Government has for its policies, they work in commitee so that legislation the Government proposes is vetted by their investigation...there is a veto, and some other details... not all the details are clear, but the idea you see is working for a central government which has a very strong system of checks and balances, so that all of us can expect the best, in all our interests internationally, as a nation. But a GreekAuthority like your own, would have to exist, for this plan which would give each side, culturally, liberty to express themselves to the fullest extent possible and a stake in the central government which is strong because it is equal. I insist that for Cyprus it is very important to look at the resettlement as a whole. Meaning, Turks and Greeks can benefit in the return of land and the establishment of communities in Cantons, so that the diversity of both its cultures, as well as the possibility for growth, improves all our lives with so much vitality. There will be Greeks And Turks working and living everywhere, so too so many others because, after all it is a small island, and except for the cantons they will live as a minority respectively, in one zone or the other with rights as a Cypriot to be served equally, in three languages.