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United Democrats

United Democrats
Leader Praxoula Antoniadou
Founded 1993
Headquarters Nicosia, Cyprus
Ideology Liberalism
International affiliation Liberal International (observer)
European affiliation Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
European Parliament group None
Colours Yellow, Green, Red
Politics of Cyprus
Political parties

The United Democrats (Ενωμένοι Δημοκράτες, Enomeni Dimokrates, EDI) is a AKEL members, including Andreas Fantis, Andreas Ziartides and Pavlos Diglis) to form United Democrats. The party is a member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe[1] and observer of the Liberal International.[2]


  • History 1
  • Presidents 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4


At the legislative elections, 27 May 2001, the party won 2.6% of the popular vote and 1 out of 56 seats.

During the 2004 Annan Plan Referendum, the party supported the Annan Plan for Cyprus.

In 2005 the party's president Michalis Papapetrou was elected president. In the elections of 21 May 2006, the party won only 1.6% and lost parliamentary representation. After the loss of the parliamentary representation Michalis Papapetrou expressed the will to resign as a leader of the party. In March 2007 the vice-president Praxoula Antoniadou took the leadership of the party.

In the 2011 Legislative Elections, the United Democrats decided to support the governing party, AKEL. The party leader Praxoula Antoniadou was a candidate MP for AKEL.

In August 2011, President Demetris Christofias has appointed United Democrats party leader Praxoula Antoniadou as Minister for the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of the Republic of Cyprus.


See also

External links

  • United Democrats official website

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