Vassos Lyssarides

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Vassos Lyssarides
Vassos Lyssarides.jpg
Lyssarides in 2011
6th President of the House of Representatives
In office
1986–1991
Preceded byGeorgios Ladas
Succeeded byAlexis Galanos
1st President of EDEK
In office
1969–2001
Succeeded byYiannakis Omirou
Personal details
Born (1920-05-13) 13 May 1920 (age 99)
Lefkara, Cyprus
Political partyEDEK
Spouse(s)Barbara Cornwall Lyssarides
Websitewww.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 | 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.