Alexis Galanos (Greeκ: Αλέξης Γαλανός, 30 August 1940) is a Cypriot politician. He was President of the House of Representatives of Cyprus from 1991 to 1996.
He studied Economics at King's College, Cambridge and Law at Inner Temple. He was one of the founders of DIKO and served the party from many positions. He was DIKO's Secretary General from 1989 until 1990 and its Vice-President from 1990 until 1996. He was also an elected member of the House of Representatives from 1976 until 1999. In 1991 the majority of the members of House of Representatives elected him as President of the House of Representatives. In 1998, he announced his decision to resign as a member of DIKO because he disagreed with Spyros Kyprianou's decision to support Giorgos Iakovou in the 1998 presidential election and in 1999 he resigned as a member of the House of Representatives as well.
In 1998 he created the party Komma Evrodimokratikis Ananeosis (KEA), and was its first president. He was a candidate in the 1998 presidential elections and gained 16,003 votes (4.04%). In the 2003 presidential election, he supported Tassos Papadopoulos. He was a candidate for the 2004 European Parliament elections with DIKO but failed to be elected. He is now mayor of the occupied city of Famagusta, a position to which he was elected on 17 December 2006.
^ Jansen, Michael E. (2005). War and cultural heritage: Cyprus after the 1974 Turkish invasion. University of Minnesota. Retrieved 28 June 2011. "The stand of the Cyprus government was spelled out by Alexis Galanos, then president of the House of Representatives,"
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