Armenians in World Politics: Marios Garoyian

Marios Garoyian, born May 31, 1961, is a Cypriot-Armenian politician. He has been President of the Democratic Party since 2006.

Garoyian was born in Nicosia. He studied political science at the University of Perugia. He has a son and daughter and speaks Greek, English, Italian and Spanish fluently.

After the election of Dimitris Christofias as President of the Republic of Cyprus on February 24, 2008, the position of the President of the House of Representatives remained vacant until Garoyian’s election to the post on March 6, 2008.

He has published a series of articles on the Cyprus problem and the European Union, as well as on various topics of wider public interest in the Cyprus and foreign press. As an international and a political analyst he regularly co-operates with the Cyprus and Greek mass media.

The Hellenic Republic has awarded him the “Supreme Commander of Honour” decoration.

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