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Cyprus unification hangs in balance
Election in Turkish-held Cyprus could have major effect on re-unification talks.
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2010 15:37 GMT

 
Voters are preparing to head to the polls in Turkish-held northern Cyprus, for an election in which Mehmet Ali Talat, the incumbent president, is pushing for reunification with rival Greek Cypriots.

Sunday's poll could have a profound effect on the future of the island, as the incumbent's main rival, Dervis Eroglu, seeks to bolster a breakaway state.

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Nicosia in Northern Cyprus.

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