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Tassos Papadopoulos / © cips/vidaluz(* 7. January 1934 in Nicosia; † 12. December 2008) was President of the Republic of Cyprus from 2003 to 2008.

Papadopoulos was a lawyer and has been a politician since the mid-sixties. Papadopoulos took an active part in the country’s liberation struggle as Head of the Nicosia Section of the EOKA (Ethnike Organosis Kypriakou Agonos) and later as General-Head of PEKA (EOKA’s political section). He was one of the four representatives of the Greek Cypriot side at the Constitutional Commission that drafted the Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus. From 2000 until August 2006 he was President of the Democratic Party (DIKO). He was married to Photini Michaelides (relative of Anastasios Leventis) and he had four children/stepchildren: Constantinos Yiorkadjis (since January 2012 Mayor of Nicosia), Maria Yiorkadjis, Nicholas and Anastasia.

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