Which conveniently brings me to the true relevance of all this to Cyprus rather than the post-truth world peddled by the rejectionists
. One of the major obstacles to a solution to the Cyprus problem has been how to persuade people to accept that in politics, majority rule is not the be all and end all of representative democracy but one of the means to that end.
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Anastasiades is deluding himself if he believes that by moving gradually towards the final stage of the procedure, he will gain the support, or at least neutralise the opposition to a settlement of the Diko, Edek, Alliance and the rest of the rejectionists
. The break he requested, we suspect, was primarily aimed at managing the situation at home keeping the inevitable, angry reactions by the rejectionist
parties in check and also allowing him to claim that he had consulted the National Council before finalising the criteria, producing a map and agreeing to a multi-party conference.
First, it would make a yes vote more likely; secondly, a simple majority for yes after a single referendum of all Cypriot citizens would be an auspicious launch of the federal republic and will put paid to the majoritarian pretensions of the rejectionists
right at the outset and bode well for the future.
on both sides in Cyprus are sides of the same coin.
President Anastasiades ill-advised attempt to give a breakdown of the number of mainland Turks that would remain in the north after a settlement gave an opportunity to the rejectionists
to make a big fuss.
This development debunks another myth of the rejectionists
-- that by having a strategic alliance with Israel we would not need a Cyprus settlement to extract and sell our natural gas.
There was no need for Burcu to tell us there "would never be a solution like the one Archbishop Chrysostomos is thinking about," and that the rejectionists
' goal was "a unitary state dominated by the Greek Cypriot community and minority rights for the Turkish Cypriots."
on the Greek Cypriot side are poisoning the atmosphere by saying they are against the bizonal, bicommunal federation," Burcu said.
This marks a shift from earlier conservative interpretations--which tended to concentrate on countermajoritarian "activist" judges--toward a more robust political theory of the American Founding which the rejectionists
juxtapose against the rampant historicism of the Progressives.
Panfilo Lacson to kill him and Alex Boncayao Brigade and Rejectionists
Faction operatives,' Ao said.
(2) This debate has three camps: the Clausewitzian traditionalists, the rejectionists
, and between them, the accommodators, who are perhaps a bit quixotic in their quest to fix the concept.