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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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  • Cypriot bankers, regulatory authorities, politicians blamed for meltdown

      News Source: New Europe | 3 months ago
    Demetris Syllouris, who presides over the watchdog Institutions Committee of the Cypriot parliament was commenting on a report issued at the end of a 10-month investigation into the meltdown of the economy after Cyprus was shut out of international
  • Cyprus president says gas can help reunification

      News Source: Euractiv | 3 months 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 | 7 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"

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