Cypriot presidential election, 1978

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Presidential elections were due to be held in Cyprus in February 1978.[1] However, after Vassos Lyssarides of the Movement for Social Democracy announced on 8 January that he would not stand as a candidate, acting President Spyros Kyprianou (who had held office since the death of Makarios III in August 1977)[2] was left as the only remaining candidate.[1] Kyprianou officially became President on 26 January.[2]


  1. ^ a b "News in Brief" The Times, 9 January 1978, p5, Issue 60205
  2. ^ a b "News in Brief", The Times, 27 January 1978, p7, Issue 60221