Vassos Lyssarides

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Vassos Lyssarides
Vassos Lyssarides.jpg
Lyssarides in 2011
6th President of the House of Representatives
In office
Preceded byGeorgios Ladas
Succeeded byAlexis Galanos
1st President of EDEK
In office
Succeeded byYiannakis Omirou
Personal details
Born(1920-05-13)13 May 1920
Lefkara, Cyprus
Died26 April 2021(2021-04-26) (aged 100)
Nicosia, Cyprus
Political partyEDEK
Spouse(s)Barbara Cornwall Lyssarides

Vassos Lyssarides (13 May 1920 – 26 April 2021) was a Cypriot politician. He was 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.

Lyssarides died at his home in Nicosia, Cyprus on 26 April 2021, less than one month before his 101st birthday.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Greek Cypriot civil war feared after ambush". The Times. August 31, 1974. pp. 1, Issue 59180, col B. Retrieved 2008-07-17.
  2. "Απεβίωσε ο ιδρυτής και επίτιμος Πρόεδρος της ΕΔΕΚ Βάσος Λυσσαρί". Sigma Live (in Greek). 26 April 2021.