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Demetris Eliades
Minister of Defence





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Mr Demetris Eliades assumed office as Minister of Defence on 14 July 2011.

At the time of his appointment Mr Eliades was Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, a portfolio he held from 2 March 2010 to 5 August 2011.

He served on the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Bank from 2005 until his appointment to the Ministerial post in March 2010.

Mr Eliades served as a Member of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus from 1985 to 2001. During his tenure in the House he chaired the Parliamentary Committee on Environment and served on a number of other Committees, including the Committee on Legal Affairs. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and member of the European Association of Legislation since 1990.

He graduated from the Greek Gymnasium of Lefkoniko and subsequently studied Law at Athens University.

He practiced Law in Nicosia from 1980 to March 2010.

Mr Eliades was born in 1947, in Lefkoniko (Famagusta District), which has been under military occupation by Turkey since 1974.

He is married to Angeliki Hadjisavva and they have two children, Sofia and Yiannis.

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