Nikos Voutsis

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Nikos Voutsis
Νίκος Βούτσης
Nikos Voutsis a Mar 2016 cropped.jpg
Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament
Assumed office
4 October 2015
PresidentProkopis Pavlopoulos
Preceded byZoi Konstantopoulou
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 who served as the Minister of the Interior and Administrative Reconstruction from January 2015 to August 2015 in the First Cabinet of Alexis Tsipras.[1] Since 4 October 2015 he is the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament.[2]

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31005693
  2. ^ 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