Karolos Papoulias

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Karolos Papoulias (Greek: Κάρολος Παπούλιας) (born June 4, 1929) was president of Greece from 2005 to 2015.

Papoulias was born in the Greek city of Ioannina. He studied at the Law Schools of Athens and Milan and received his PhD at Cologne University in Germany. Papoulias practiced law from 1963 to 1981 in Athens. He was elected president of Greece on February 8, 2005, with 279 votes in the 300-member unicameral House of Parliament.

Papoulias is married to Maria Panou and has three daughters. In addition to his native Greek, he also speaks German, Italian and French.