|Leader of The River|
Assumed office |
26 February 2014
|Preceded by||Position established|
1963 (age 54–55)|
|Political party||The River|
Stavros Theodorakis (Greek: Σταύρος Θεοδωράκης, Greek pronunciation: [ˌstavros θeoðoˈracis]; born 1963) is a Greek journalist and politician. He leads the party To Potami (The River). In the January 2015 election he won a seat in the Hellenic parliament and his party won 17 out of the total 300 seats.
His career as a journalist started in 1984 at the radio stations 902 FM and Skai 100.3, as well as the newspaper Eleftherotypia. Between 1985 and 1987 he was engaged in educating Roma. He also wrote three books.
On 26 February 2014, he announced his decision to quit both his show at Mega TV and his column at Ta Nea in order to launch a new party. He also promised to take a back seat on the website Protagon.gr he is also involved in. Striving to "create a new European policy to foster a broader Leftist movement", he also stated that "the survival of a country cannot depend on the kindness of its creditors".
On 14 June 2017, he underwent surgery to remove a tumour at the Metropolitan Hospital Urological Clinic, led by surgeon Vasilis Poulakis. Doctors said the surgery went well.
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- "Potami party leader Stavros Theodorakis recovering after operation to remove tumour, doctors say". 2017-06-14.
- Author profile on Protagon.gr
- Terms of office of Stavros Theodorakis at the Hellenic Parliament (in English)
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