H.E. Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus
H.E. Nicos Anastasiades is the President of the Republic of Cyprus. Nicos Anastasiades studied Law at the University of Athens and pursued his postgraduate degree in Maritime Law at the University of London. Nicos Anastasiades is a founding member of the Youth of the Democratic Rally (NEDISY), in which he served from the posts of District Secretary, Vice President and President. After his successful term in NEDISY he took action next to the party’s historical leader Glafkos Clerides from the positions of First Vice President and later Deputy President until 1997. He is a member of the Cyprus National Council since 1995. Nicos Anastasiades was triumphantly elected as President of the Democratic Rally in 1997, a position that the members and officials of the party firmly trusted him with by being re-elected in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2012. At the same time Nicos Anastasiades was being elected Member of the House of Representatives from 1981 until his election to the Presidency of the Republic. He has also been elected Vice President of the House of Representatives for the years 1996- 2001 and he has served as Parliamentary Spokesman of the Democratic Rally. From his position as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, as Head of the Inter-Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs as well as Head of the Cyprus delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), he represented the Cyprus Parliament since 1991 and took part in a number of international missions, specialized conferences and visits. Since his election to the Presidency of the Democratic Rally he also participated in all European People’s Party (EPP) Summits and Conferences, represented the Democratic Rally in the European Democrat Union (EDU) and actively participated in all conferences of the International Democrat Union (IDU). Nicos Anastasiades was first elected President of the Republic of Cyprus on February 24, 2013, and re-elected in 2017.