339. Editorial Note

On December 13, elections for the offices of President and Vice President were held by the Greek and Turkish communities. Archbishop Makarios was elected President of the new republic and Dr. Fazil Kuchuk, running unopposed, was elected Vice President. Belcher commented on the issues involved in the elections in telegram 224 from Nicosia, November 27. (Department of State, Central Files, 747C.00/11–2759) He analyzed the results of the elections in telegram 256 from Nicosia, December 16. (Ibid., 747C.00/12–1659)