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Demetris Christofias's Biography

Demetris Christofias (also spelled Dimitris Christofias) , Greek: Δημήτρης Χριστόφιας, (born 29 August 1946) is a left-wing Greek Cypriot politician who has been the sixth President of Cyprus since 2008. Christofias was the General Secretary of AKEL and is Cyprus's first, and the European Union's first and so far only, communist head of state. He won the 2008 Cypriot presidential elections in the second round of voting. Throughout the election campaign, he pledged to restart talks with Turkish Cypriots in order to find a solution to the Cyprus dispute and reunify the island. He has also supported the closure of the British military bases on Cyprus.

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Demetris Christofias (L) and Mehmet Ali Talat (R) hold hands with Ban Ki-moon
Demetris Christofias (L) and Mehmet Ali Talat (R) hold hands with Ban Ki-moon
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Demetris Christofias News Stories

  • Cyprus president says gas can help reunification

      News Source: Euractiv | 12 days ago
    President Nicos Anastasiades said discovery of natural gas around Cyprus us could galvanize international efforts to resolve the long-standing division of the island, and smooth development of an alternative energy supply source to Russia. But he
  • Cyprus radio airs ex-president`s New Year message

      News Source: Zee News | 4 months ago
    Cypriot state radio publicly apologised for inadvertently broadcasting the opening remarks of a New Year's message from the country's former president instead of current President Nicos Anastasiades...The statement said the error was a "very serious"
  • Cyprus President wants court to oust Bank Governor

      News Source: New Europe | 6 months ago
    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi issued a statement last week cautioning the Cypriot president against measures which would encroach on the status of the Central Bank governor as an independent official of the state and would possibly

Demetris Christofias Blogs

  • AKEL top brass in Russia, unhappy with US role | Cyprus Mail

      Blog Source: | 11 days ago
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (left) greets Andros Kyprianou and Demetris Christofias. Constantinos Psillides. AKEL general secretary Andros Kyprianou met on Monday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov who assured him ...
  • 'A year for historic progress' | Cyprus Mail

      Blog Source: | 11 days ago
    Comparing Anastasides with former president Demetris Christofias, Eroglu said their politics were not much different but he could say that Christofias was “more pacifist”. “Now, the USA has become involved quite intensely… because the ...
  • Lavrov: Russian position on Cyprus 'based on principles' ...

      Blog Source: | 11 days ago
    Lavrov met in Moscow with Progressive Party of the Working People (AKEL) Secretary General Antros Kyprianou who is visiting Russia, heading a party delegation that includes also former President of the Republic Demetris Christofias.

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