Panos Kammenos

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Panos Kammenos
Πάνος Καμμένος

MP
Discours de Panos Kammenos (cropped).jpg
President of Independent Greeks
Incumbent
Assumed office
24 February 2012
Member of Parliament
Incumbent
Assumed office
1993
Personal details
Born (1965-05-12) 12 May 1965 (age 49)
Athens
Political party Independent Greeks
Spouse(s) Eleni Tzouli
Children 5
Alma mater University of Lyon
Profession Economist
Religion Greek Orthodox

Panos Kammenos (Greek: Πάνος Καμμένος; May 12, 1965, Athens) is a Greek politician and founder of the right-wing anti-austerity party "Independent Greeks".

He studied economics and psychology at the University of Lyon Business Administration School of Managers in Switzerland. In 1993, he was first elected Member of Parliament in the New Democracy in the Second District of Athens.[1] He has been reelected and is still in office. He has been honored with the Grand Cross of Merit from the Czech Patriarchate, the Medal of Honor from the Patriarchate of Jerusalem and the Order of Knight of the National Order of Merit by the President of France Nicolas Sarkozy. In 2007, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Mercantile Marine, Aegean and Island Policy in the government of Kostas Karamanlis, Minister and politician where the head was Georgios Voulgarakis. He was sometimes involved as an expert mediator and an official observer in elections in foreign countries.

On February 24, 2012, through their personal social networking sites, Panos Kammenos announced the establishment of the new party called "Independent Greeks" and published the Declaration.[2] Yiannis Manolis directly expressed its intention to join the new party format. Then said their support Elena Kountoura, Panagiotis Melas and other MP`s. He has also run for president of New Democracy two times, in 1997 and 2009, but unsuccessfully

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Panagiotis (Panos) Kammenos". Hellenic Parliament. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Independent MP announces new party". Athens News. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2012.