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For the first time a woman in the presidency of the Parliament – The deputy and vice-president of DISY, Annita Dimitriou, was elected with 25 votes

15:00 – Dominant scenario for Parliament presidency: Andros with a change in 2023 if the PD goes to the opposition

Until a few minutes before the start of the first session of the new Plenary Session of the Parliament, the prevailing scenario for the election of the Speaker of the Parliament seems to be the consensus proposal of the President of DIPA, Marios Karoyan, which concerns the support of the AKEL Secretary General , Androu Kyprianou, from all parties except ELAM. Provided that in the event that the roles in the 2023 presidential elections are reversed, ie the presidency of the Republic passes to the opposition, then the presidency of the Parliament will go to DISY (the current ruling party), so that the President of the Republic and the Speaker of Parliament do not is from the same place.

DISY, AKEL and Ecologists view the Karoyan proposal positively. EDEK disagrees, while DIKO is out of the puzzle so far.

The session of the Parliament for the election of its president, starts at 4:00 in the afternoon, and will be broadcast live from the website of the Parliament.

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17:00 – Annita Dimitriou was elected new Speaker of Parliament with 25 votes in the second ballot. She is the first woman to be elected to the post since the payment of the Republic of Cyprus and the first Speaker of Parliament from DISY after Glafkos Clerides. Mrs. Dimitriou voted for the 18 deputies of DISY, the 4 of ELAM and the 4 deputies of DIPA.

Annita Dimitriou submitted a candidacy in the first ballot for the Presidency of the Parliament on behalf of DISY, Andros Kyprianou on behalf of AKEL, Nikolas Papadopoulos on behalf of DIKO, Christos on behalf of ELAM, Christos Christou on behalf of EDK Marios Karoyan on behalf of the Democratic Party – Cooperation of Democratic Forces and Charalambos Theopemptou on behalf of the Ecologists Movement Citizens' Cooperation.

In the first ballot, Annita Dimitriou secured 17 votes, Andros Kyprianou 15 votes, Nikolas Papadopoulos 13 votes, Christos Christou 4 votes, Marinos Sizopoulos 13 votes, Marios Karoyan 4 votes and Charalambos Theopemptou 3 votes.

It is noted that in the voting there was the possibility of voting by more than one candidate. In the first ballot, none of the candidates secured 29 votes to be elected, in accordance with applicable regulations.

The Plenary then proceeded to a second ballot in which the candidate was asked to collect 2/5 of the positive votes of the present Members voting, ie the 22 positive votes of the 56 Members present.

During the second ballot, the President of ELAM, Christos Christou, withdrew his candidacy.

In the second ballot, Annita Dimitriou secured 25 votes, Andros Kyprianou 18 votes, Nikolas Papadopoulos 13 votes, Marinos Sizopoulos 13 votes, Marios Karoyan 4 votes and Charalambos Theopemptou 3 votes.

The leaders or parliamentary representatives of the parties then congratulated Annita Dimitriou, whom they assured of their willingness to cooperate.

Ms. Dimitriou thanked the representatives of the parties, assuring them that with cooperation and sympathy they will face the small and big challenges.

He also announced that within a week the parties would submit their proposals for the Election Committee and the Ethics Committee, after which the parliamentary committees would be set up and announced at the next sitting of the House on 17 July. [KYPE]

Brief CV

Annita Dimitriou was born in Troullos on October 18, 1985. She speaks more than Greek and English. He studied social and political sciences at the University of Cyprus. He then earned a master's degree in international relations and European studies from the University of Kent.

Prior to her election as a Member of Parliament, she presented Capital TV's main news bulletin on weekends and worked at UCLan Cyprus University as a Public Relations Officer, while participating voluntarily in various organized groups.

She is married to Andreas Kyprianou.

Political Career & Career

In the 2011 Community elections, he was elected community councilor in Troullos with DISY. She was the first woman to be elected to this position. He was secretary of the local committee DISY Troullon in the period 2013-2015. She also served as financial manager of DISY Larnaca in the period 2014-2016.

On April 5, 2016, in DISY's internal party elections for the selection of the candidates who would make up the party ballot for the 2016 Parliamentary Elections, Annita Dimitriou was elected as the party's candidate (based on the party's statutes, women must be included in the ballot and was the only woman to run for office).

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. [6] [10] [11] [12] [ 5] In the elections, he was elected MP in the Larnaca Constituency with DISY for the PPC Parliamentary Term.

As a Member of Parliament, she is 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 Parliament.

In February 2020, he was elected vice-president of DISY. He was re-elected in the 2021 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. [https://en.wikipedia.org/]

Source: politis.com.cy

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