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Most Cypriots oppose plan

As up to 6,000 Greek-Cypriots demonstrated in Nicosia on Saturday against adoption of the United Nations peace plan, a new poll found that the deal will most likely be rejected south of the ceasefire line. In the Turkish-occupied north, a narrow majority of the population was found to back the plan, according to a poll by a Turkish-Cypriot television channel on Saturday. The survey found that 51.1 percent of respondents backed the plan, and 48.7 percent did not. Greek Cypriots polled by Greece’s Sunday Eleftherotypia newspaper opposed the UN plan, to the tune of 84.7 percent, although 31.9 percent said they were not familiar with the main points of the plan. Some 61.7 percent of Greek nationals polled said they would reject the plan were a referendum to be held in Greece. Furthermore, 91.5 percent of Greek Cypriots and 69.3 percent of Greeks described the plan as «unfair.»