Lyssarides in 2011
|6th President of the House of Representatives|
|Preceded by||Georgios Ladas|
|Succeeded by||Alexis Galanos|
|1st President of EDEK|
|Succeeded by||Yiannakis Omirou|
13 May 1920 |
|Spouse(s)||Barbara Cornwall Lyssarides|
|Religion||Church of Cyprus|
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.
On 30 August 1974, an attempt was made against his life; during the attack, EDEK youth leader Doros Loizou was killed. Lyssarides was elected and served as President of the House of Representatives from 1985 to 1991.
References[change | change source]
- "Greek Cypriot civil war feared after ambush". The Times. August 31, 1974. pp. 1; Issue 59180; col B. Retrieved 2008-07-17.