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(* 24. April 1919 in Nicosia; † 15. November 2013) was the President of the Republic of Cyprus from 1993 to 2003.
In July 1960 he was elected to the House of Representatives that, in turn, elected him as its first President. He held this position until July 1976. In the circumstances created by the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, he temporarily assumed the duties of the Acting President until December, the month of the return of Archbishop Makarios III, President of the Republic. In May 1976 he founded the Democratic Rally Party (DISY). He is married to Lila-Irene and has one daughter, Catherine, who is also a politician.: C