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Former President Demetris Christofias passes away

Former President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias passed away on Friday, 21 June 2019, at the age of 72.

Demetris Christofias was the sixth President of the Republic of Cyprus. He was elected President on 24 February 2008 and assumed his duties on 28 February 2008. He held the office until 28 February 2013. At the time of his election he was serving his second term as President of the House of Representatives.

Demetris Christofias was born in Dikomo, in the Kyrenia District, on 29 August 1946. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Chiratou, and two daughters and a son.

A Book of Condolence will be open at our Embassy, in Bulevardi 5 A 19, 00120 Helsinki, on Thursday, 27 June, 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.00, and on Friday, 28 June, 10.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.00.