Giannis Ragousis

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Giannis Ragousis
Γιάννης Ραγκούσης

MP
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Alternate Minister for National Defence
Incumbent
Assumed office
11 November 2011
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
In office
17 June 2011 – 11 November 2011
President Karolos Papoulias
Prime Minister George Papandreou
Preceded by Dimitris Reppas
Succeeded by Makis Voridis
Minister for the Interior, Decentralization and e-Governance
In office
7 October 2009 – 17 June 2011
President Karolos Papoulias
Prime Minister George Papandreou
Preceded by Prokopis Pavlopoulos
Succeeded by Haris Kastanidis
Personal details
Born (1965-12-11) December 11, 1965 (age 48)
Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek
Political party Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Spouse(s) Katerina Roussou
Children 3
Residence Paros, Greece
Alma mater Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Sussex University
Profession Economist , Politician
Religion Greek Orthodox

Giannis Ragousis (Greek: Γιάννης Ραγκούσης, born in 11 December 1965) is a Greek economist and politician of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement.

Education[edit]

Ginnis Ragousis graduated from the Department of Financial Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a major in Economics. He completed his studies with a Master's degree in Financial Development from the University of Sussex, U.K.. Giannis Ragousis is fluent in English.

Politics[edit]

Giannis Ragousis, was a member of the Rectors Council, as well as the F.E.A.P.TH. from 1986, until 1989. From 1991 to 1993 he was the Secretary of PA.S.P., the youth division of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK), as well as a member of the Central Council of the National Students Union of Greece (E.F.E.E.).

Giannis Ragousis was a member of the Central Committee of PASOK from 1994 until 1996. In 2003, he was elected Mayor of Paros, a post he held until 2007.[1]

He was first elected to the Hellenic Parliament on 16 September 2007, having been appointed party spokesman on 15 August.

After the 2009 election, George Papandreou made Ragousis his Minister for the Interior, Decentralization and e-Governance. He kept the post until a cabinet reshuffle on 17 June 2011, when he was appointed Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks. On 11 November 2011, he became the Alternate Minister for National Defence in the national unity government of Lucas Papademos.

Personal life[edit]

Giannis Ragousis is married to Katerina Roussou. They have a son, Nicolas and two daughters, Irene and Vassiliki.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Prokopis Pavlopoulos
Minister for the Interior, Decentralization and e-Governance
7 October 2009 – 17 June 2011
Succeeded by
Haris Kastanidis
Preceded by
Dimitris Reppas
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
17 June 2011 – 11 November 2011
Succeeded by
Makis Voridis