Dimitris Tsovolas

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Dimitris Tsovolas (Dimitrios Tsovolas, Greek: Δημήτριος Τσοβόλας) is a politician of Greece.

He was born at Melissourgoi, a village outside Arta, Epirus in 1942. He studied Law at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki. He worked as a lawyer in Arta .

He later began his career in politics as a member of PASOK. He was first elected member of the Parliament in 1977. He served as the country's Finance Minister[1] in the 1980s.

In 1989 he was tried for the so-called Koskotas scandal and was sentenced to 2 years in prison and 3 years lack of his political rights. Later he left PASOK and in 1995 he found the Democratic Social Movement.

He was awarded the highest Order of the FRY from Slobodan Milosević on 11 December 1999.[2]


  1. ^ Marlise Simons (January 17, 1992). "Greek Ex-Premier Not Guilty in Bank Scandal". New York Times. Retrieved April 31, 2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ BETA (December 25, 1999). "Odlikovanja za strance". Vreme (in Serbian). Retrieved February 14, 2013.