Kostas Karamanlis

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Birthday
14, 1956
Birthplace
Greece
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Greece

About

This member of the New Democracy Party served two terms as Prime Minister of Greece during the middle of the first decade of the 21st Century. From 2004 until 2006, he also served as Greek Minister of Culture.

Before Fame

After taking classes at Deree College and at the University of Athens Law School, he earned an advanced degree in political science from Tufts University in Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Trivia

He was criticized for his government's slow response to the widespread Greek forest fires of 2007.

Family Life

His marriage to surgeon Natasa Pazaiti resulted in two children: Aliki and Alexandros. His uncle Konstantinos Karamanlis, the founder of the New Democracy Party, also served as Prime Minister of Greece.

Associated With

He and fellow New Democracy Party politician Antonis Samaras both held office as Prime Minister of Greece (Samaras was elected in 2012).