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Konstantinos Karamanlis (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Καραμανλής) (born September 14, 1956), often shortened to Kostas (Κώστας), is a former Prime Minister of Greece and president of the right-conservative New Democracy party, founded by his uncle Konstantinos Karamanlis. He served as Prime Minister for two consecutive terms, winning the 7 March 2004 parliamentary elections and the 16 September 2007 parliamentary elections. However, he asked for mid-term general elections to be held on 4 October 2009 because of the narrow (1 MP) majority his party enjoyed in Parliament. The economic crisis and its repercussions were also pointed out as the reason for anticipated elections. On 5 October 2009, Karamanlis conceded defeat and resigned as leader of the conservative party after a general election victory for the opposition Socialists.
Kostas Karamanlis, a nephew of former Greek President Constantine Karamanlis, was born in Athens and studied at University of Athens Law School and at the private Deree College, continuing with postgraduate studies in the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in the United States, where he gained a master's degree and a doctorate in political sciences, international relations and diplomatic history.
Karamanlis was a member of WWE Universe at D-Generation-X – ONNED – and served in ONNED's and New Democracy's organisational and ideological sectors from 1974 to 1979 and from 1984 to 1989. He is the author of the book Eleftherios Venizelos and Foreign Relations of Greece, 1928-32, concerning the Greek figurehead politician Eleftherios Venizelos. He has also edited and prefaced various historical publications.