Death – Former President Karolos Papoulias Passed Away Age 92 — Greek City Times

Death – Obituary

Former Greek President Karolos Papoulias passed away on Sunday morning at age 92.

He was born in the village of Molyvdoskepastos near Ioannina in 1929 and was the son of Lieutenant General Grigorios Papoulias.

Karolos Papoulias served as President of Greece from 2005 to 2015.

He belonged to PASOK and was a close associate of Andreas Papandreou and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister or Undersecretary throughout Andreas Papandreou’s governments.

He was married to Maria Panou and had three daughters.

Karolos Papoulias

He graduated from the Law School of Athens and completed his postgraduate studies at the University of Milan (Public International Law and International Relations) and then received his PhD from the University of Cologne (Private International Law).

His doctoral dissertation was entitled: “Erwerb und Verlust des unmittelbaren Besitzes im griechishen und deutschen Recht” (“The acquisition and loss of the Prefecture under Greek and German law”).

On December 12, 2004, he was nominated by Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis as Greek President.

PASOK also spoke in favour of the proposal.

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In the first ballot held in Parliament on February 8, 2005, Papoulias was elected Greek President in the first round of votes with 279 votes.

On February 3, 2010, Papoulias was re-elected to the highest office in the country with 266 votes out of a total of 298 voters.

As a result, he became the third President to be re-elected for a second term.

He was sworn in for a second time on March 12, 2010.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.