The parties of the Parliament made announcements, after the election of Annita Dimitriou in the presidential seat of the Legislative Body of the Republic of Cyprus.
AKEL: The cooperation of the opposition did not succeed
For its part, AKEL congratulates Ms. Dimitriou, while emphasizing that it will continue the effort for conciliation and cooperation of the opposition forces, although it did not succeed in the issue of the election of the Speaker of Parliament.
The announcement of AKEL as it is:
We congratulate the new Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Annita Dimitriou. We wish her good luck in the difficult task she has undertaken. We, as always, will be creative in Parliament for the benefit of our employees, society and our place.
Dimitriou took over the reins from Adamou (images)
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For the election of the Speaker of Parliament, we sincerely and far from expediencies and hidden agendas tried to have a broader consensus with the opposition parties. In the contacts that took place, without precluding other candidacies, we promoted the candidacy of the Secretary General. of the Party as a proposal that gathered all the necessary characteristics that the Speaker of Parliament must have. Parliamentary and political experience, honesty, prestige, moderation, willingness to consent and composition.
Unfortunately, this effort did not succeed, as did the effort undertaken by third parties, a condition for the implementation of which was the achievement of a broad consensus so that it would not be perceived as a product of a transaction.
The effort for conciliation and cooperation of the opposition forces, although it did not succeed in the issue of the election of the Speaker of the Parliament, we will continue it.
The result of the election revealed who is really in the opposition and who is in the coalition. Who supports the government and prefers cooperation with the ruling party. Especially ELAM proves once again the ties it has with DISY and that it operates on all critical issues, such as in the budget, as a crutch of the rulers.
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ELAM: “We blocked the road to AKEL”
In a statement, ELAM states that “with the data as formed during the voting, the National Popular Front fully utilized its regulatory role as the 4th political force of Cyprus, electing the new Speaker of the House of Representatives.”
At the same time, as he states, “with his vote, ELAM blocked the way for AKEL to occupy the second position of the Republic of Cyprus. “With our vote we do not give a blank check to anyone.”
Finally, ELAM emphasizes that “our Party continues to move forward with its basic principles regarding the Cyprus issue, the economy, immigration, religion, the institution of the family, social policy, zero tolerance for scandals and corruption. ».
We congratulate Mrs. Annita Dimitriou for her election to the Presidency of the Parliament and wish her every success in the difficult task she undertakes.
From the point of view of EDEK, we will continue in a framework of constructive synergy to support the work of upgrading the parliament and especially the fulfillment of the demands of the citizens.