Yiannakis Omirou

Yiannakis Omirou (Greek: Γιαννάκης Ομήρου; born 18 September 1951) is a Greek-Cypriot politician. He was president of the Cypriot parliament from 2011 to 2016 and was leader of political party EDEK between 2001[1] and 2015.[2][3]

Yiannakis Omirou
Γιαννάκης Ομήρου
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11th President of the House of Representatives
In office
2 June 2011 – 2 June 2016
Preceded byMarios Garoyian
Succeeded byDemetris Syllouris
2nd President of EDEK
In office
Preceded byVassos Lyssarides
Succeeded byMarinos Sizopoulos
Personal details
Born (1951-09-18) 18 September 1951 (age 71)
Paphos, Cyprus
Political partyEDEK

Omirou was born in Paphos and studied law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He was an active member of the resistance movement against the 1974 coup.[citation needed] He is single and speaks English fluently.


  1. ^ Ker-Lindsay, James; Hubert Faustmann (2008). The Government and Politics of Cyprus. Peter Lang. p. 106. ISBN 978-3-03911-096-4.
  2. ^ "EDEK chairman resigns". Cyprus Mail. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Parliament of Cyprus". parliament.cy.
Political offices
Preceded by President of EDEK
Succeeded by
Party political offices
Preceded by President of the House of Representatives
Succeeded by