Konstantinos Dimitriou Stephanopoulos

Former President B. Clinton toasts President Stephanopoulos during a state dinner at the Presidential Palace in Athens, Greece (Source)

Konstantinos Dimitriou Stephanopoulos (Costis Stephanopoulos) (Born August 15, 1926) was President of the Hellenic Republic (Greece) until March 12, 2005 .

He was first elected on March 8, 1995 to the Presidency. His political life was characterised by accuracy and efficiency. His skills in diplomacy helped him become a memorable political figure in Greece. His opinion was always balanced and representative of the Greek nation. The Greek people (through the parliament) rewarded him for his successful first term by re-electing him (in 2000) with a great majority. He was constitutionally prohibited from seeking a third term.

His term ended on March 12, 2005. He was succeeded by Karolos Papoulias.

Preceded by:
Constantine Karamanlis
President of Greece
1995 - 2005
Succeeded by:
Karolos Papoulias


Biography from Athens News Agency

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