Alexis Tsipras is a Greek engineer, politician and former Prime Minister. He is the head of the political party Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) and former head of the Coalition of the Left, of Movements and Ecology (Synaspismos).
As a student, Tsipras joined the Communist Youth (KNE) and took part in the student uprisings of 1990-1991. In 1999, he was elected chairman of the youth movement of Synaspismos. In December 2004, he was elected to the Central Political Committee of the party.
In October 2006, Tsipras was elected to the Athens City Council. In February 2008, at age 33, he succeeded Alekos Alavanos as head of the Coalition of the Left, of Movements and Ecology (Synaspismos) and also the political alliance Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) of which Synaspismos was the largest and dominant party.
On January 25, 2015, Tsipras led to reformed, unitary SYRIZA to victory in the legislative elections, winning 36.34% of the vote and 149 seats in the Hellenic Parliament. He was sworn in on the next day as head of a coalition with the Independent Greeks, breaking tradition by taking a civil oath without the presence of Athens Archbishop Ieronymos II.
Tsipras' term in office was marred by two additional memorandums necessitated from the creditors of Greece, much austerity imposed on workers and retirees and a very unpopular treaty agreed to with the FYR of "Macedonia".
|Prime Minister of Greece
2015 - 2019
- http://www.cosmo.gr/News/Hellas/273766.html Έγινε πατέρας ο Αλέξης Τσίπρας (in Greek)