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11 October 2017, 13:45

Cyprus to now rule at PACE

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )

“Representatives of the UA Permanent parliamentary delegation to PACE are prepared to actively cooperate with the new PACE President Stella Kyriakides to restore confidence to PACE,” – Iryna Herashchenko, a representative of the Permanent parliamentary delegation of Ukraine to PACE

During the 2017 autumn session of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly in Strasbourg the Ukrainian delegates took part in the three-round elections of a new PACE’s president.

Following the resignation of Pedro Agramunt as President of the Assembly, a new President was to be elected on Monday 9 October. The proposed candidates were Stella Kyriakides (Cyprus, EPP/CD) and Emanuelis Zingeris (Lithuania, EPP/CD). The President so elected shall remain in office until the opening of the next ordinary session (22-26 January 2018).

Stella Kyriakides (Cyprus, EPP/CD) has been elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe following the resignation of Pedro Agramunt (Spain, EPP/CD) on 6 October 2017.

She obtained a large majority over the other candidate, Emanuelis Zingeris (Lithuania, EPP/CD), in the third round of voting. She will remain in office until the opening of the next ordinary session (Strasbourg, 22-26 January 2018).

She will be the 30th President of PACE since 1949, the first Cypriot, and the third woman to take up the post.

“My decision to run for the Presidency stemmed solely from my firm belief in the Parliamentary Assembly, in democracy, human rights and the rule of law, and my passion to work tirelessly. Today you have given me the opportunity, with the trust you have placed in me, to work towards these. In the upcoming few months my priority is to bring about calmness, consensus, credibility and unity. To work tirelessly and openly against corruption. To raise the bar so that we all follow the same principles and code of ethics. To do this, I will need the support of all political groups, of the Secretary General and the staff of the Council of Europe. Because this is why we are all here,” Stella Kyriakides concluded in her address of thanks.

The First Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Herashchenko also stated, there was no way for Russia to return to PACE owing to its glaring abuse of basic international regulations and law of nations.

“The Russian Federation occupied the Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. Hence, the Russian return to PACE shall be regarded as setting the EU Council’s principles at a bold defiance,” stressed the politician.

Things of interest

Stella Kyriakides: Who is she?

Born on 10 March 1956 in Nicosia, Cyprus, Stella Kyriakides studied psychology at Reading and Manchester Universities. At the Cypriot Ministry of Health, she was in charge of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from 1979-2006.

She was elected to the Parliament of Cyprus in 2006, where she is a member of the Committee on Health Affairs and of the Committee on Foreign and European Affairs and Vice-President of the Democratic Rally Party.

President of the First Breast Cancer Movement in Cyprus in 1999, she was appointed by the Ministerial Council as President of the National Committee on Cancer Strategy in 2016. She organised the first breast cancer awareness campaign at the Council of Europe in 2013.

At the Assembly, she was Chairperson of the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development as well as a member of the Monitoring Committee and the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination.

She was a contact parliamentarian for the “No Hate Parliamentary Alliance” and the Council of Europe campaign against Child Sexual Abuse (2013-2015), as well as the General Rapporteur for Children's Rights (2013-2015).

Stella Kyriakides is the Chairperson of the delegation of Cyprus to PACE and a member of the EPP/CD group.