Cyprus elects first female speaker of Parliament
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Cyprus’ Parliament on Thursday elected its first female speaker who is also the youngest to hold this post. Annita Demetriou, 36, a deputy of the governing Democratic Rally (DISY) party, won the vote during the newly elected Parliament’s first working session. Zacharias Koulias, the most senior deputy who presided over the inaugural session, announced that Demetriou had received 25 votes out of a possible 56 in the second of three voting rounds provided for by parliamentary rules. She outvoted six other candidates, all leaders of their respective parties. Under Cyprus’ Constitution, as speaker of...
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