Presidential Power and Authority in the Republic of Cyprus

@article{KerLindsay2006PresidentialPA,
  title={Presidential Power and Authority in the Republic of Cyprus},
  author={James Ker-Lindsay},
  journal={Mediterranean Politics},
  year={2006},
  volume={11},
  pages={21 - 37}
}
  • James Ker-Lindsay
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Political Science, History
  • Mediterranean Politics
This article examines the institution of the presidency in the Republic of Cyprus. Under the 1960 constitution, the president is both the head of state and the head of government and in this dual capacity wields considerable power. The position is also strengthened by the fact that the post of vice-president, the main check on presidential power, is currently in abeyance. At the same time, the president is also regarded by Greek Cypriots as the national leader, both in an historic cultural… 
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