The Annita Dimitriou phenomenon is one that is rarely encountered in the conservative context of Cypriot political life.
A woman at just 36 years old and with a relatively short political and professional career in the back, managed to write history yesterday, after becoming the first woman and the youngest man to sit in the chair of the President of the Legislature, as the second-ranking official of the Republic of Cyprus.
The course of Annita Dimitriou in recent years would not be an exaggeration to be characterized as leaps and bounds.
Born in Troullos on October 18, 1985, after high school she studied social and political sciences at the University of Cyprus, while later she obtained a master's degree in international relations and European studies at the University of Kent.
Prior to her election as an MP, she presented the main news bulletin of Capital TV on weekends.
At the same time she worked at UCLan Cyprus University as a Public Relations Officer, while she participated voluntarily in various organized groups. She has been married to Andreas Kyprianou since 2013.
The political course
In the 2011 Community elections with DISY, she became the first woman to be elected community councilor in Troullos. In the period 2013-2015 she was secretary of the local committee DISY Troullon, but also financial manager of DISY Larnaca in the years 2014-2016.
On April 5, 2016, in the internal party elections of DISY for the selection of the candidates that would make up the party ballot for the Parliamentary Elections of 2016, Annita Dimitriou was selected as the party's candidate.
However, at the DISY Politburo meeting that followed, after being pressured by the party leadership, she was forced to withdraw her candidacy. This development provoked several reactions inside and outside DISY, with the President of the party, Averof Neophytou, finally revoking his decision and giving it the right to run as a candidate. In the elections, he was elected MP in the Larnaca Constituency with DISY for the PPC Parliamentary Term.
As a Member of Parliament, he was a Member of Parliament and a member of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights and Equal Opportunities between Men and Women, the Parliamentary Committee on Education and Culture, the Parliamentary Committee on Monitoring Development Plans and the Control of Public Expenditure and the Commonwealth.
In February 2020, he was elected vice-president of DISY and was re-elected in this year's parliamentary elections for the IBS Parliamentary Term. After the elections, she was announced by the president of DISY, Averof Neophytou, as the party's candidate for the presidency of the House of Representatives and yesterday during the voting on June 10, she was elected to the position of the president of the House of Representatives with the votes of DISY. of ELAM and DIPA.