Former Greek President Karolos Papoulias passed away this morning (December 26). He was 92.
He was elected President of the Hellenic Republic by parliament in 2005 and re-elected for a 2nd term five-year term in 2010.
The Greek statesman has three daughters.
President Katerina Sakellaropoulou paid tribute to Papoulias for his role in the resistance against Nazi occupation during World War Two and against Greece’s 1967-74 military junta.
“His participation in the national resistance and the anti-dictatorship struggle…reflected his continuous devotion to the ideals of freedom and justice, which he defended throughout his life,” Sakellaropoulou said in a statement.
In Cyprus, President Anastasiades expressed his sadness on the passing of Papoulias, saying his was a friend of Cyprus and always supported its just cause,