Marios Garoyian elected President of Cyprus Parliament

07-03-2008 10:48:00 - KarabakhOpen

Gibrahayer - Nicosia Thursday 6 March, 2008 - Marios Garoyian was today
elected President of The Cyprus House of Representatives. His political
career rocketed in the last three years. In 2006 he was elected member
of Parliemant and then President of DIKO and today he was voted to the
second highest political position of the country thus becoming the
highest ranking Armenian political figure outside Armenia.

Marios Garoyian was born on May 31, 1961. He has a son and a daughter.

Parliamentary Activities
At the parliamentary elections of 21 May 2006 he was elected Member of
the House of Representatives standing as a DIKO candidate in Nicosia.
He was elected President of the House of Representatives for the
remainder of the
Ninth Term of Office of the House.

He is a member of the Committee of Selection, of the House Standing
Committee on the Environment and of the House Standing Committee on
Foreign Affairs and an alternate member of the Special House Committee
on Declaration and Examination of Financial Interests.
He is an alternate member of the delegation of the House to the
Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly.

Political - Social Activities
He was president of the `Anagennisi' student union in Italy (1981) and
of the National Student Union of Cypriots in Perugia (1983) and a
member of the Executive Committee of the Pancyprian Student and Young
Scientists Federation.
He was also president of the District Committee of the Youth
Organisation of DIKO (NEDIK) in Nicosia and secretary of Unionism of
the Labour Department of the party.
He was director of the President's Office of the House of
Representatives from 1991 to 2001, during the presidency terms of
Alexis Galanos and the late Spyros Kyprianou. He was director of the
Press Office of the President of the Republic Tassos Papadopoulos and
Deputy Government Spokesman from 2003 to 2006.
Since 1988 he is a member of the Central Committee of DIKO and since
1997 a member of the Executive Bureau of the party. On 22 October 2006
he was elected president of DIKO.
He is a member of the National Council, the supreme advisory body to
the President of the Republic on the Cyprus problem.

Publications
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.

Honorary awards
The Hellenic Republic has awarded him the `Supreme Commander of Honour'
decoration.

Studies
Political science (specialisation in history and international affairs)
(University of Perugia, Italy).

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