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Media Watch 2004

20 February 2004
Source: Cyprus Mail
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Comment: The following article appeared in the Cyprus Mail of Nicosia on 20 February 2004 written by a staff reporter.
Sigma poll predicts doom for solution
"The majority of Greek Cypriots would vote against UN Secretary-general Kofi Annan’s plan for a Cyprus settlement as it stands..."

THE MAJORITY of Greek Cypriots would vote against UN Secretary-general Kofi Annan’s plan for a Cyprus settlement as it stands, according to the results of a poll revealed by SIGMA television last night.

The poll was conducted on the eve of the latest crucial round of negotiations between the two sides. CBS Company questioned 800 Greek Cypriots over 18 throughout the island by phone between February 16 and 18.

Asked how they would cast their vote if there were a referendum today on the Annan plan as it stands, without major changes, the majority said they would reject it. According to Sigma, the poll revealed that 61 per cent of those asked said they would reject the plan today, while 27 per cent would vote for it; 12 per cent did not answer.

The results highlight fears that the process towards a final solution to the Cyprus problem could reach the final stages of referendum, as outlined by Annan, where the people have final say and collapse after its rejection."