House President says Parliament ready for inauguration of elected President of the Republic

The House of Representatives is ready for the inauguration of the President of the Republic who will be elected today by the people of Cyprus, a ceremony scheduled for February 28, House President Demetris Syllouris has said.

Speaking after casting his vote at a polling station in Nicosia, Syllouris said he was satisfied everything was running smoothly, adding that the parliament was awaiting the result of the elections and was ready to implement article 42 of the Constitution, which sets out the manner in which a newly-elected President of the Republic would be sworn in.

Asked about the parliamentary work, which has been suspended due to the elections, Syllouris said that theoretically House committees can start meeting as of Monday, February 5, adding that a House Plenary has been set for February 16 but may be postponed.

Source: Cyprus News Agency