Cyprus House of Representative President resigns

Cyprus` House of Representatives President Demetris Syllouris has resigned from his office and the position of MP.

In a written statement, on Thursday, Syllouris says that his previous announcements that he would abstain from his duties until investigations are completed regarding an Al Jazeera report implicating him, along with another MP, in a passport scandal linked to the Cyprus Investment Programme and that he would not oppose an application by the Attorney General to wave his diplomatic immunity were based on his "firm belief that I have not committed anything legally reprehensible" and that a resignation on his part would create the opposite impression.

However, he adds, that his decision to remain at his post has been misinterpreted.


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