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EDEK: from social democracy to national socialism

I FELT proud and honoured to have been part of the 100-member group which, with Vassos Lyssarides as its leader and guide, set up EDEK in 1969. Being the youngest of the group I had the title of ‘mitiskouris’ (kid), a description that seems surrealistic now, when I look at myself in the mirror. In

Should we reconsider the “Bi” in Bizonal Bicommunal Federation?

    Once the dual meaning of the term “Greek-Cypriot” is deciphered, then one must proceed to understand the process of misrecognition that took place during the crafting of the 1960s constitution. Non-dominant minorities have experienced their ethnic, religious and linguistic identities denied to them in the name of their membership to the Greek Cypriot

EDEK resentments boil over

  EDEK leader Marinos Sizopoulos has challenged his predecessor – and House Speaker – Yiannakis Omirou to an open and public debate, after Omirou criticised Sizopoulos’ first couple of strategic decisions in a talk show on state broadcaster CyBC. “I express great disappointment at the remarks made by the former leader of our party in

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