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  • Dora Bakoyannis is the incumbent Minister of Foreign affairs of Greece since 2006. She was also the former Mayor of Athens. She is the first woman to hold these positions and as Foreign Minister, this is the highest government position held by a woman in Greece. Born in Athens in 1954, Bakoyannis was the daughter of former Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis. She entered politics after her first husband, Pavlos Bakoyannis, a member of parliament, was assasinated in 1989. She successfully contested his seat and later was re-elected to Parliament. In 2002 she was elected Mayor of Athens and was the incumbent mayor during the 2004 summer olympics. She was the first woman to serve as mayor of a Olympics host city.
  • Dora Bakoyannis, born Theodora Mitsotakis, is a Greek politician. From 2006 to 2009 she was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, the highest position ever held by a woman in the Cabinet of Greece; she was also Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in 2009. Previously she was the Mayor of Athens from 2003 to 2006, the first female mayor in the city's history, and the first woman to serve as mayor of a city hosting the Olympic Games. She also served as Minister for Culture of Greece from 1992 to 1993. She currently serves as an independent member of the Hellenic Parliament representing unofficially Democratic Alliance, the political party she founded in 2010, having been expelled from the opposition New Democracy party. In May 2012, due to the critical situation in Greece before the elections and given the established electoral law, Democratic Alliance decided to cooperate with New Democracy, based on a specific framework of values and to suspend its activities. Dora Bakoyannis rejoined New Democracy on 21 May 2012, ahead of the parliamentary election in June, where she headed the state deputies' ballot. Wikipedia

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