Feb 16, 1998, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9120492
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government unity national promises victory, wins clerides second a for re-elected was clerdies glafcos -- irna 16, .feb athens, of round second sunday's in cyprus of president as term five-year .island divided the on elections his defeated politician cypriot greek veteran 78-year-old the margin narrow a with iacovou, george minister foreign former rival, 49,18 iacovou's against votes, 206,879 or percent 50,82 winning .votes 200,222 or percent midnight, stadium nicosia a in supporters jubilant his to speaking .unity national for called clerides for victory a is it .losers and winners no are there ''tonight .stressed he hellenism,'' cypriot of reunification the for harmony in together work will ''we .said president newly-elected the cyprus,'' leaders first the of one was simitis costas minister prime greek .victory his on clerides congratulate to .february 28 on in sworn be will president new the of part cypriot greek southern the in only held were elections .cyprus turkey when 1974 since divided been has island mediterranean the the protect to island the of part northern the on troops landed - nicosia in coup cypriot greek a following minority cypriot turkish uniting at aimed athens- in ruling regime military then the by backed .greece with cyprus now till has island the reunite to un the by attempts several .materialize to failed their delcared 1983 in denktash, rauf by led cypriots, turkish the .turkey by only recognized is which state independent own to one challenges, main two faces president cypriot new the island the lead to secondly and problem cyprus old 24-year the resolve difficult extremely both union, european the with talks accession to .tasks to march in efforts new begin to expected are .s.u the and un the negotiating the to cypriots turkish the and cypriots greek the bring .island the reunite to table .breakthrough any about optimistic not are athens in analysts but more becoming is problem cyprus the passes, day the as fact in .complicated brussels with talks accession rejected have cypriots turkish and behalf, their on talk to right no have cypriots greek the saying .first resolved be should problem cyprus the that demand they secondly has turkey year, last ankara to door its shut eu the after made was cyprus if part cypriot northern the annex to threatened .resolved was problem the before member eu a in .cyprus in tensions heightened also have issues military greek-cypriots after nations united the to protested turkey january .paphos of city port the near base air new a opened ground-to-air s-300 russian deploy to scheduled are cypriots greek .year this later south the in missiles deployed are they if missiles the destroy to threatened has turkey shores turkey's .security its to threat a pose they saying cyprus on .cyprus of north the from kilometres 64 only are greek the and greece between pact defense a that says also turkey .peace regional to threat a is cypriots between conflict of source another is problem cyprus the moreover, continental the space, air over odds at are which turkey and greece .aegean the in islets uninhabited and shelf nk/jh end