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Biography for Karolos Papoulias

First Name: Karolos
Last Name: Papoulias
Title: President
Organization: Greece
Country: Greece
Date of Birth: 04/06/1929
Place of Birth: Ioannina, Epirus
Family: His father was Major General Grigorios Papoulias, a member of the heroic military academy class of 1911. He died in September 1936 as a result of the hardships he suffered during the 1921 expedition to Asia Minor.
Spouses: Married to Maria Panou
Children: Three daughters
Education: Papoulias attended the Pogonian (Epirus) Elementary School and the High Schools of Pogoniani and Athens. He studied law at the Universities of Athens, Milan and Cologne where he submitted his PhD thesis on Private International Law.
CV: Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, from October 21, 1981 to February 8, 1984. Alternate Minister for Foreign Affairs, from February 8, 1984 to 5 June 1985 and again from 5 June 1985 to July 26, 1985. Minister for Foreign Affairs, from July 26, 1985 to July 2, 1989. Alternate Minister for National Defence, from November 23, 1989 to February 13, 1990. Minister for Foreign Affairs, from October 13, 1993 to January 22, 1996. Former track and field and volley ball champion, and chairman of the National Sports Association since 10 January 1985. Founding member of PASOK in 1974. Member of the party’s Central Committee since 1974. Elected onto the PASOK Executive Bureau on 11 October 1995 and the Political Secretariat on 12 October 1995. Published several papers in German.On December 12, 2004 Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis was named as a candidate for the presidential election. On February 8, 2005 he was elected by an overwhelming parliamentary majority of 279 votes to serve a five-year term. On March 12, 2005 he was sworn in President of the Hellenic Republic.
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