Cyprus junior coalition partner poised to quit government

NICOSIA Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:23pm EST

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NICOSIA (Reuters) - A junior partner in Cyprus's center-right government said it was poised to quit the coalition in disagreement over a decision to restart peace talks on the ethnically-split island.

A spokeswoman for the Democratic Party said members of its executive committee decided to recommend to its key decision-making body withdrawal from the government which it has been a member of for a year. The central committee of the Democratic Party was scheduled to meet on February 26 to discuss the recommendation.

(Reporting By Michele Kambas; Editing by Chris Reese)

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