He was President of the House of Representatives from 1985 until 1991. EDEK gained 10.8% of the votes in the 1991 House of Representatives elections and seven seats.
LEADER: Vassos Lyssarides
Born in the village of Lefkara, Larnaca district on 30 April, 1920.
Studied medicine at Athens University.
1960 - Elected Member of the House of Representatives.
1969 - Founder member and President of the EDEK Socialist Party.
1974 - Escaped death after an attempt on his life (August,1974)
1986-91 President of the House of Representatives
Married, no children.