Konstantinos Georkadjis

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Konstantinos Georkadjis (Greek Κωνσταντίνος Γεωρκάτζης) is a Cypriot politician who was elected Mayor of Lefkosia on December 18, 2011.

Georkadjis was born on February 20, 1968 in Lefkosia, the son of Interior Minister Polykarpos Georkadjis and his wife the former Fotini Michaelides. Konstantinos was raised by his stepfather, Cyprus president Tassos Papadopoulos, after his father was assassinated in 1970 and his mother re-married.

Georkadjis joined the Cyprus National Guard in 1986 and rose to the rank of Second Lieutenant. He studied Business Management at Boston University, graduating in 1993.

Following graduation, he held several executive positions in the business world in Greece, Romania and Cyprus.

On December 18, 2011, he was elected Mayor of Lefkosia with a landslide 57.11% of the vote, unseating incumbent Eleni Mavrou.

Georkadjis is married to the former Eleni Eliades. They have three children.