Fotis Kouvelis

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Fotis Kouvelis
Φώτης Κουβέλης

MP
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President of Democratic Left
Incumbent
Assumed office
27 June 2010
Member of the Hellenic Parliament
Incumbent
Assumed office
25 September 1996
In office
8 November 1989 – 10 October 1993
Minister for Justice
In office
2 July 1989 – 12 October 1989
Preceded by Konstantinos Stamatis
Succeeded by Konstantinos Stamatis
Personal details
Born (1948-09-03) 3 September 1948 (age 65)
Volos, Greece
Nationality Greek
Political party Democratic Left
Synaspismós (1992–2010)
Greek Left (1987–1992)
KKE Interior (1975–1986)
Residence Athens, Greece
Alma mater University of Athens
Occupation Politician
Profession Lawyer
Religion unknown (presumed atheist)
Website www.kouvelis.gr

Fotis-Fanourios (Fotis) Kouvelis (Greek: Φώτης-Φανούριος (Φώτης) Κουβέλης) (born 3 September 1948) is a Greek lawyer and politician and independent Member of Parliament. He is the leader of the Democratic Left party.

He was born in Volos. He studied law and political science at the University of Athens.

A member of Lambrakis Youth, he was a founding member of the Communist Party of Greece (Interior), serving, from 1975 until the party's demise, on its central committee. He was a founding member of the Greek Left party, in 1987, and was elected its general secretary on 25 June 1989, remaining in this position until 1992.

He was Minister for Justice in the 1989 government of Tzannis Tzannetakis.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Konstantinos Stamatis
Minister for Justice
2 July 1989 – 7 October 1989
Succeeded by
Konstantinos Stamatis
Party political offices
New political party President of Democratic Left
2010-present
Incumbent