Kostas Karamanlis

Greek politician

Konstantinos A. Karamanlis (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Αλεξάνδρου Καραμανλής; born 14 September 1956), commonly known as Kostas Karamanlis (Greek: Κώστας Καραμανλής, pronounced [ˈkostas karamanˈlis]), is a Greek politician. He was Prime Minister of Greece from 2004 to 2009. He was also president of the centre-right New Democracy party.[1]

Kostas Karamanlis
Κώστας Καραμανλής
Kostas Karamanlis 2009 (cropped).jpg
Prime Minister of Greece
In office
10 March 2004 – 6 October 2009
PresidentKonstantinos Stephanopoulos
Karolos Papoulias
Preceded byCostas Simitis
Succeeded byGeorge Papandreou
Minister for Culture
In office
10 March 2004 – 15 February 2006
Preceded byEvangelos Venizelos
Succeeded byGeorgios Voulgarakis
Leader of New Democracy
In office
21 March 1997 – 30 November 2009
Preceded byMiltiadis Evert
Succeeded byAntonis Samaras
Leader of the Opposition
In office
21 March 1997 – 10 March 2004
Preceded byMiltiadis Evert
Succeeded byGeorge Papandreou
Member of the Hellenic Parliament
Assumed office
18 June 1989
Personal details
Konstantinos Karamanlis

(1956-09-14) 14 September 1956 (age 66)
Athens, Greece
Political partyNew Democracy
Spouse(s)Natasa Pazaïti (1998–present)
Alma materUniversity of Athens
Tufts University


  1. Kostas Karamanlis on the Charlie Rose Show, 16 September 2005 (in English)