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Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
Mr. Antonis Paschalides
Appointed by the President of the Republic
Mr. Demetris Christofias on 29 February, 2008


Mr. Antonis Paschalides was appointed Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism on 29 February 2008.

He was born in London, on 15 July 1952. He has been living in Cyprus since 1955. His family comes from the village of Yialousa, Famagusta District.

He studied Law in the UK and obtained a B.A. (Hons) and a Barrister-at-Law degree. He has been practicing law since 1980 and is a partner with the law firm Antonis Paschalides & Co. He has been a member of the Nicosia Lawyers' Association for 15 years.

He became involved in politics as President of the Students Union of West Ham College and was actively involved in the National Committee of Support for the Enclaved. He is founding member of the Refugee Associations "Eleftheri Eniaia Karpassia" and "Eleftheroi Gialousites".

He taught Law at the I.M.C.S. Intercollege for 16 years and was an examiner for the AAT London examinations.

In 1988 he was appointed Member of the Air Transport Authority by the Council of Ministers, a position he served until February 1998.

He is a member of the Executive Secretariat of the Democratic Party.

He is married to Marie-Helene and has two children.


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