|6th President of Cyprus|
28 February 2008 – 28 February 2013
|Preceded by||Tassos Papadopoulos|
|Succeeded by||Nicos Anastasiades|
|President of the House of Representatives|
7 June 2001 – 28 February 2008
|Preceded by||Spyros Kyprianou|
|Succeeded by||Marios Garoyian|
|Leader of the Progressive Party of Working People|
22 April 1988 – 21 February 2009
|Preceded by||Ezekias Papaioannou|
|Succeeded by||Andros Kyprianou|
|Born||29 August 1946|
|Political party||Progressive Party of Working People|
|Alma mater||Russian Academy of Sciences|
Dimitris Christofias (born 29 August 1946), is a Cypriot politician. He was the sixth President of Cyprus from 2008 to 2013. Christofias was the General Secretary of AKEL, the communist party of Cyprus, and was the European Union's and Cyprus' 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 promised to restart talks with Turkish Cypriots in order to find an answer to the Cyprus dispute and reunify the island. He has also supported the closure of the British military bases on Cyprus.
References[change | change source]
- "Cyprus elects its first communist president", The Guardian, 25 February 2008.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Dimitris Christofias at Wikimedia Commons