Fotis Kouvelis

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Fotis Kouvelis
Φώτης Κουβέλης
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Minister of Shipping and Island Policy
In office
29 August 2018 – 9 July 2019
PresidentProkopis Pavlopoulos
Prime MinisterAlexis Tsipras
Preceded byPanagiotis Kouroumplis
Succeeded byIoannis Plakiotakis
Deputy Minister of National Defence
In office
28 February 2018 – 28 August 2018
PresidentProkopis Pavlopoulos
Prime MinisterAlexis Tsipras
President of Democratic Left
In office
27 June 2010 – 7 June 2015
Succeeded byThanassis Theocharopoulos
Member of the Hellenic Parliament
In office
8 November 1989 – 10 October 1993
In office
25 September 1996 – 31 December 2014
Minister for Justice
In office
2 July 1989 – 12 October 1989
Preceded byKonstantinos Stamatis
Succeeded byKonstantinos Stamatis
Personal details
Born (1948-09-03) 3 September 1948 (age 72)
Volos, Greece
NationalityGreek
Political partyDemocratic Left
Synaspismós (1992–2010)
Greek Left (1987–1992)
KKE Interior (1975–1986)
ResidenceAthens, Greece
Alma materUniversity of Athens
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionLawyer
Websitewww.kouvelis.gr

Fotis-Fanourios Kouvelis (Greek: Φώτης-Φανούριος Κουβέλης; born 3 September 1948) is a Greek lawyer and leftist politician.

Biography[edit]

Kouvelis 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. Kouvelis was long time MP from 1989 until 2019.

He was leader of the Democratic Left party from 27 June 2010 until 7 June 2015.

From March 2018 he started to support second Alexis Tsipras government. He became deputy minister of national defence on 28 February 2018 and served as the Minister of Shipping and Island Policy from 29 August 2018 to 9 July 2019.

External links[edit]

This page incorporates information from the Hellenic Parliament website

Political offices
Preceded by
Konstantinos Stamatis
Minister for Justice
2 July 1989 – 7 October 1989
Succeeded by
Konstantinos Stamatis
Political offices
Preceded by
Dimitris Vitsas
Deputy Minister of National Defence
28 February – 28 August 2018
Succeeded by
Panos Rigas
Party political offices
New political party President of Democratic Left
2010-2015
Succeeded by
Thanasis Theocharopoulos