Nikos Voutsis

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Nikos Voutsis
Νίκος Βούτσης
Nikos Voutsis a Mar 2016 cropped.jpg
Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament
In office
4 October 2015 – 18 July 2019
PresidentProkopis Pavlopoulos
Preceded byZoi Konstantopoulou
Succeeded byKontsantinos Tasoulas[1]
Minister of the Interior and Administrative Reconstruction
In office
27 January 2015 – 28 August 2015
Prime MinisterAlexis Tsipras
Preceded byArgyris Dinopoulos
Succeeded byAntonis Manitakis
Personal details
Born (1951-03-04) 4 March 1951 (age 68)
Athens, Greece
Political partySyriza
Alma materNational Technical University of Athens

Nikos Voutsis (Greek: Νίκος Βούτσης; born 4 March 1951) is a Greek politician and MP who served as the Minister of the Interior and Administrative Reconstruction from January 2015 to August 2015,[2] and as President of the Hellenic Parliament from October 2015 to July 2019.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Voutsis was born in Athens. He graduated from the University of Athens and the National Technical University of Athens with a degree in civil engineering.

Political career[edit]

Voutsis served as a regional councillor in Attica with the group "Attiki Cooperation –No to the Memorandum" from 2010 to 2012.

Voutsis was first elected as a Member of the Hellenic Parliament representing Athens A in the May 2012 legislative election, and was reelected in June 2012 and January 2015.

Re-elected in the September 2015 elections, on 4 October 2015 he was elected as the new Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament with 181 votes.[3]

After SYRIZA's defeat in the 2019 Greek legislative election, Voutsis' term as Parliament Speaker expired, and he was replaced by Kostas Tasoulas 18 July 2019.[1] Nevertheless, Voutsis was still elected as an MP for SYRIZA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/07/18/greek-parliament-elects-konstantinos-tasoulas-as-new-chamber-president/amp/
  2. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31005693
  3. ^ a b "Ο Νίκος Βούτσης νέος πρόεδρος της Βουλής, με 181 ψήφους" (in Greek). in.gr. 4 October 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Argyris Dinopoulos
Minister of the Interior and Administrative Reconstruction
2015
Succeeded by
Antonis Manitakis
Preceded by
Zoi Konstantopoulou
Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament
2015–present
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Prokopis Pavlopoulos
as President
Order of precedence of Greece
as Speaker of Parliament
Succeeded by
Alexis Tsipras
as Prime Minister