DISY

AcronymDefinition
DISYDimokratikos Synagermos (Greek: Democratic Rally, Cyprus)
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Theocharouns left DISY last month citing a divergence of views on the handling of the Cyprus issue.
Along with Vergas, police have charged the sewerage board director Eftychios Malekkides, former DIKO councillor Efstathios Efstathiou, former DISY councillor Giorgos Michaelides, former AKEL councillor Vasos Vasiliou and current AKEL councillor Giorgos Shiailis.
In a letter to DISY leader Averof Neophytou, Theocharous said her leaving the party is a "difficult and painful process […] but there is no other option".
She told Politis-news she would be asking to meet with DISY boss Averof Neophytou to inform him of her decision.
Christoforou also chairs the all-important House Commerce Committee, a role assigned to the ruling DISY party in the usual musical chairs among parliamentary groups and one that any incumbent MP will desire in an effort to rise up the party ranks.
As DISY we acknowledge the moral hazard and we are concerned," lawmaker and academic economist Marios Mavrides said in a telephone interview on Tuesday.
Since 2004, DISY has elected two MEPs, the main opposition communist party AKEL also two, the centre-right Democratic Party has one MEP and the socialist EDEK one.
Previously, DISY had confessed only to receiving e1/450,000 from Focus, which is owned by Greek shipowner Michalis Zolotas, a close associate to former Laiki strongman Andreas Vgenopoulos.
The party's central committee discussed the issue on Saturday and decided to authorise the political bureau to carry out consultations in a bid to achieve a broader consensus on a lower threshold than the one proposed by DISY.
Anastasiades has revived the post of Presidential Commissioner responsible for overseas Cypriots and religious groups, appointing , former MP and daughter of the DISY party founder and former President Glafcos Clerides.
DISY said it wants to raise the bar to 5 per cent from 1.
Ruling DISY on Wednesday proposed raising the electoral threshold to 5 per cent, prompting the reaction of smaller parties.