Nicos Anastasiades

Nikos Anastasiadis (Greek Νίκος Αναστασιάδης, also Anastasiades transcribed; born September 27, 1946 in Pera Pedi, Limassol district ) is a Cypriot politician. Since 1997 he has been chairman of the Christian Democratic - Conservative party Dimokratikos Synagermos ( Democratic Rally ) and since February 28, 2013 President of the Republic of Cyprus.


Nikos Anastasiadis studied law in Athens and London and initially embarked on a lawyer 's career. In 1981, he was first elected as an MP in the House of Representatives, where he served continuously since then. From 1991 to 1993 and from 1993 to 1997 he was Chairman, 1996-2001 Vice- President of the Parliament. On 8 June 1997, he was Chairman of the Democratic Rally Party.

In the presidential elections in 2013, he ran for the office of President, which previously held no longer An incoming communist Dimitris Christofias. Anastasiadis could unite the most votes cast in the first ballot on February 17, 2013, well ahead of the independent, but supported by the Communists, former Health Minister Stavros Malas and the representatives of the political center Giorgos Lillikas. However, he missed an absolute majority, so it came to a second ballot.

This runoff won Anastasiadis on 24 February 2013, well ahead of Malas. According to the preliminary official results, he received 57.5 percent of the vote. The turnout was 80.7 percent. On February 27, 2013 Anastasiadis presented his cabinet.

Insider trading allegations

Nikos Anastasiadis is accused of insider trading in connection with the banking Haircut in Cyprus. So is of the Laiki bank account of the company A. Loutsios and Sons Limited, which ' belongs to the father of Anastasiades son, on March 12 and 13 - two days before the haircut - have been paid 21 million euros to the UK. President Anastasiadis speaks of a smear campaign by the opposition, since the undertakings were left for several million euros on their accounts in local banks and thus - like many other Cypriots - high losses suffered.