President Nicos Anstasiades has appointed Christoforos Fokaides as new defence minister, it was announced on Thursday.
Fokaides, 40, replaces Tasos Mitsopoulos who died on March 22 after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm.
The affirmation ceremony will be held on Monday.
A member of ruling DISY, Fokaides studied economics and political science. He lectured politics at the European University of Cyprus.