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This is the process of electing the Speaker of Parliament – Up to 3 rounds of voting

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This is the process of electing the Speaker of Parliament - Up to 3 rounds of voting

The process of electing the Speaker of Parliament as provided by the Constitution, the Rules of Procedure of the Parliament and the practice followed so far takes place in the first session of the elected Parliament and can take up to three rounds of voting.

Specifically, during the first session of the first regular session of the Parliament, the seat of the President is occupied by the elder of the present Members of Parliament until the election of the new Speaker of the Parliament, who for the new Parliament is DIKO MP Zacharias Koulias.

After the nominations, a vote will be held and the candidate who will gather the next integer half of the present Members of Parliament will be elected, ie he will have to gather 29 or more will be elected.

If no President is elected in the first ballot, a second one follows and the candidate who will collect 2/5 of the positive votes of the present Voting Members of Parliament is elected Speaker of the Parliament, omitting any fraction, ie when all 56 Members are in the House will need 22 positive votes.

If the Speaker of the Parliament is not elected in the second ballot, there is a third ballot in which the candidate who will secure the most positive votes of the present and voting Members of Parliament will be elected Speaker of the Parliament.

In the event of a tie in the third ballot, then the session is adjourned and the parties consult with each other until a solution is reached.

Until the afternoon of Thursday, June 3, the candidacies of Christos Christos of ELAM and Charalambos Theopemptos of Ecologists were given, while the scenarios of claiming the Presidency by the President of DIKO and President of DIPA are gaining chances. For his part, the President of DISY Averof Neophytou in his statements in Limassol earlier today stated that he will announce his proposal tomorrow, without bargains and transactions, adding that “DISY will have a candidate until the end”. The General Secretary of AKEL stated on Monday that the collective bodies of the party will decide on the issue of the Presidency of the Parliament.

On August 16, 1960, the House of Representatives met for the first time with the Speaker of the Greek Parliament, Haridimos Hadjicharos, and the Vice-President, Niazi Maniera, the oldest of the Turkish MPs.

For the First Parliamentary Term, Glafkos Clerides was elected President of the House of Representatives and Orhan Mounterisoglou was elected Vice President, both without a candidate.

After the elections of May 22, 2016, Dimitris Syllouris, on behalf of the Solidarity Party, Averof Neophytou, on behalf of the Parliament, claimed the position of Speaker of Parliament for the Eleventh Parliamentary Term Andros Kyprianou, on behalf of the AKEL-Left-New Forces parliamentary group, Marinos Sizopoulos, on behalf of the EDEK Movement of Social Democrats, and George Perdikis, on behalf of the Ecologists-Citizens' Cooperation Movement.

During the first and second ballot, George Perdikis secured 2 votes, Andros Kyprianou 16 votes, Marinos Sizopoulos 17 votes and Averof Neophytou 18 votes. In order to be elected President of the legislature, the process had to proceed until the third phase of the voting. Before the 3rd ballot, the candidacies of Averof Neophytou and George Perdiki were withdrawn.

In the 3rd ballot, the 18 votes of DISY were given to Dimitris Syllouris and the 2 votes of the Ecologists Movement were given to Marinos Sizopoulos. Thus, the result of the 3rd ballot was 21 votes for Dimitris Syllouris, 17 for Marinos Sizopoulos and 16 for Andros Kyprianou and therefore Dimitris Syllouris was elected Speaker of Parliament for the parliamentary term.

Following the resignation of Dimitris Syllouris as Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament on October 15, 2020 in the wake of Al Jazeera's video on the Cyprus Investment Program, on October 23, 2020, following a proposal from all parties except ELAM, President of the AKEL-Left-New Forces MP Adamos Adamou was elected to the House of Representatives, without a counter-candidate, with 53 votes in favor, none against and 2 abstentions.

Source: politis.com.cy

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