Dimitris Christofias (Greek Δημήτρης Χριστόφιας) was a Cypriot politician and a former President of the Republic of Cyprus.
Christofias was born on August 29, 1946, in Kato Dikomo, Kerynia province in occupied Cyprus. He became involved in leftist politics early in his youth and held several positions with the youth movement of AKEL. He studied in Moscow where he met his wife, Elsie Chiratou, returning to Cyprus and political life.
Christofias declared himself a candidate for the Presidency of Cyprus. In the first round of the 2008 Presidential elections, on February 17, he placed second with 33.29% of the vote. In the runoff, he defeated Ioannis Kasoulidis of the DISY party, with 53.36% of the vote.
|President of Cyprus
2008 - 2013