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President to testify in passport probe

Anastasiades Government Anastasiades Nicos 09

President Nicos Anastasiades will testify on Tuesday before a panel investigating the island’s controversial citizenship by investment programme.

The president is scheduled to appear before the four-member panel at 10am.

He is expected to answer questions regarding the involvement of his former law firm in the programme.

The panel was appointed by the attorney-general in September last year after a series of damning reports saying citizenships had been granted to dubious individuals.

Before it could start, Al Jazeera published an undercover video showing former House president Demetris Syllouris and former Akel MP Christakis Giovanis offering to help a fictitious Chinese businessman with a criminal record secure citizenship.

Both have since resigned while the programme was terminated.

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