Vassos Lyssarides

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Vassos Lyssarides
Lyssarides in 2011
6th President of the House of Representatives
In office
1986–1991
Preceded by Georgios Ladas
Succeeded by Alexis Galanos
1st President of EDEK
In office
1969–2001
Succeeded by Yiannakis Omirou
Personal details
Born 13 May 1920 (1920-05-13) (age 93)
Lefkara, Cyprus
Political party EDEK
Spouse(s) Barbara Cornwall Lyssarides
Religion Church of Cyprus
Website www.lyssarides.com/

Vassos Lyssarides (born May 13, 1920) is a Cypriot politician. He has been an important figure in Cyprus politics since the island's independence. In 1969, he founded EDEK, the first Socialist political party of Cyprus.

He was born on May 13, 1920 in the village of Lefkara. He was educated at the Pancyprian Gymnasium and then studied medicine at the University of Athens.

On 30 August 1974, an attempt was made against his life; during the attack, EDEK youth leader Doros Loizou was killed.[1] Lyssarides was elected and served as President of the House of Representatives from 1985 to 1991.

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Greek Cypriot civil war feared after ambush". The Times: pp. 1; Issue 59180; col B. August 31, 1974. http://archive.timesonline.co.uk/tol/archive/. Retrieved 2008-07-17.