Spotlight : Christofias.... Dimitris Christofias Dimitris Christofias (Greek: Δημήτρης Χριστόφιας) is a Cypriot politician who is the General Secretary of AKEL and the President of the House of Representatives (Cypriot Parliament). is a left-wing Cypriot politician who has been elected as the 6th President of the Republic of Cyprus in the second round presidential election held on Feb. 24, 2008. Official figures showed a win of 53.36 percent of the vote to his right-wing opponent Ioannis Kasoulides' 46.64 percent. He occupied the position of President of the House of Representatives of Cyprus The House of Representatives (Greek: Βουλή των Αντιπροσώπων; Vouli ton Antiprosópon; Turkish: Temsilciler Meclisi) is the parliament of Cyprus. , the Cypriot parliament.Christofias was born on Aug 29, 1946 in the village of Dhikomo, Kyrenia. He became involved in leftist left·ism also Left·ism
1. The ideology of the political left.
2. Belief in or support of the tenets of the political left.
left politics early in his youth and held several positions with the youth movement of AKEL AKEL Anorthotikon Komma Ergazemenou Laou (Cyprus; Progressive Party of the Working People) (the Progressive Party of the Working People of Cyprus). His father, who died in 1987, was a progressive builder, member of the Pancyprian Federation of Labour PEO, the Pancyprian Federation of Labour (Greek: Παγκύπρια Εργατική Ομοσπονδία (PEO).During his secondary-school education at Nicosia Commercial Lyceum Lyceum, gymnasium near ancient Athens
Lyceum (līsē`əm), gymnasium near ancient Athens. There Aristotle taught; hence the extension of the term lyceum to Aristotle's school of philosophers, the Peripatetics. , from where he graduated in 1964, he used to work during his summer holidays with his father and thus from an early age he got acquainted with the hardships of the working class.Dimitris Christofias studied at the Institute of Social Sciences and the Academy of Social Sciences in Moscow from 1969 to 1974 from which he graduated with a Diploma and a PhD degree in History. In Moscow he met his wife, Elsie Chiratou, whom he married in 1972, and later returned to Cyprus and political life.Dimitris Christofias was elected Member of the House of Representatives Member of the House of Representatives member n (US) → membre m de la Chambre des représentants for the first time in 1991 and was re-elected in the subsequent parliamentary elections of 1996 and 2001. On June 7, 2001 he was elected President of the House of Representatives and re-elected in 2006. In his function of General Secretary of the CC AKEL and President of the House of Representatives, he was a Member of the National Council, a supreme advisory body to the President of the Republic.The Christofias have three children--two daughters, Marianna and Christina, and a son, Christos. He is a recipient of a living-related kidney transplant kidney transplant
or renal transplant
Replacement of a diseased or damaged kidney with one from a living relative or a legally dead donor. The former's tissue type is more likely to match, reducing the chance of rejection; but removal puts the donor at risk, , donated by his sister. Christofias will be Cyprus's first communist president and the only one in the 27-member EU albeit. Although proud to be a communist, he says he will leave the free market economy alone. While much of the focus beyond Cyprus has been on Christofias'communist background and education in Moscow, voters on the island have been more concerned with a solution to Europe's longest running conflict, the island's partition since 1974. A*Spotlight : Christofias
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