DIKO

AcronymDefinition
DIKODemocratic Party (Cyprus)
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The party summoned last Friday 22 of its members -- among them the former leader of the party, Marios Garoyian and former MP and MEP Antigoni Papadopoulou -- to adisciplinaryhearing on Monday for not abiding by Diko's charter.
According to daily Politis, Diko had bailiffs deliver the summons to the 22 rebels, among them the former leader of the party, Marios Garoyian and former MP and MEP Antigoni Papadopoulou.
A few hours later, Malas came out of a one-hour meeting with Diko leader Nicolas Papadopoulos that he described as 'productive'.
Saying any form of cooperation would mean "stepping back from their positions", Antoniades said, "therefore, Diko cannot support Mr Stavros Malas, and cannot support Mr Nicos Anastasiades."
Diko said neither the President nor the campaign has done anything wrong, ethically or legally.
Diko said a return ticket from Athens to Paris costs around e1/4200 whereas to fly to the French capital from Larnaca with the same company was e1/4320.
Defence, Education and Health Ministers, Photis Photiou, Kyriakos Kenevezos and Dr Petris Petrides, all hailing from DIKO, disagreed with their party's split from the coalition, which new leader Nicolas Papadopoulos said was over disagreement with president Anastasiades on the handling of the Cyprus peace talks.
It is mainly made up of Diko dissidents and the aim, he said, is to strengthen the centre by cooperating with all political forces and work for unity on the Cyprus issue.
Defence and Education ministers Photis Photiou and Kyriakos Kenevezos announced they were suspending their party activities, but stopped short of resigning from DIKO altogether.
According to Politis, the October meeting will see a leadership elected, while the meeting itself will be led by former House president and Diko member Marios Garoyian.