Saturday, July 3, 2021

Cyprus: The 23rd Congress of AKEL kicked off in Nicosia

Under the slogan "Force of struggle - Force of change", the 23rd Party Congress of AKEL (Progressive Party of Working People) began its works on Friday in Nicosia, Cyprus, with the participation of more than 1,200 delegates. 

The three-day Congress will conclude on Sunday 4 July.  

The first day of the Congress included the opening address by the member of the Political Bureau of AKEL Nicos Ioannou and the introductory speech of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of AKEL Andros Kyprianou. 

Greeting messages from various fraternal parties and organizations were broadcast in the opening session, including a recorded message by the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas

The Congress will elect a new Central Committee and subsequently a new General Secretary, as Kyprianou has confirmed that he will not seek re-election.