Vassilis Kikilias (Greek: Βασίλης Κικίλιας; born 15 May 1974 in Athens) is a Greek politician. He is an MP in the 1st constituency of Athens and the spokesman of the "New Democracy" party. He is a retired professional basketball player that played for Panionios BC, AEK BC and the Greek National Team.
Kikilias started his basketball career with Panionios BC and Ionikos Nikaias, and he then moved to AEK Athens. He was a member of the AEK team that won the 2000 "Saporta" European Champion Cup and the 2002 Greek Basketball A1 League. He was also a member for the Greek National team.
Basketball career achievements
- Had 18 caps and scored 228 points with the Greek national basketball team.
- Won the silver medal at the 1991 Eurobasket for Cadets.
- Won the Greek League championship in 2002 with AEK.
- Won the Greek Cup in 2000 & 2001 with AEK.
- Won the Saporta Cup in 2000 with AEK.
In 2006 he was elected municipal councillor of the City of Athens. In 2007 he was appointed by the Mayor of Athens as President of Youth & Sports Organization, a position he held until 2011. In 2007 he was elected as a member of the Political Committee of New Democracy and he has been a member ever since. In local elections of 2010, he was nominated prefect in the Region of Attica, winning second place with a share of 47.50% and was the head of the major opposition of the Attica Region until 2010.
In 2012, Vassilis Kikilias was elected to the Hellenic Parliament, as an MP of New Democracy party. On 10 June 2014, he was appointed Minister for Public Order and Citizen Protection. On January of 2015 and September of 2015 was reelected as MP with New Democracy. Since November of 2016 he is the Spokesman of the party.
- Official website
- Terms of office of Vasilis Kikilias at the Hellenic Parliament (English)
- FIBA Profile
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