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The Alternate Minister of National Defence Fotis Kouvelis

    Born in Volos in 1948.

    He studied Law and Political Science at the Faculty of Law, University of Athens.

    He has been a member of Lambrakis Youth and the Greek Communist Youth “Rigas Feraios”.

    He has worked as a Lawyer.

    He was a founding member of the Communist Party of Greece (Interior), serving on its Central Committee.

    He was a founding member of the Greek Left party and was elected its General Secretary.

    From 1987 to 1989, he was President of the Athens Bar Association.

    He was Minister for Justice in the 1989 government of Tzannis Tzannetakis.

    He was an elected member of parliament with Synaspismos party in 1989, 1990, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007 and 2009.

    He founded and served as the leader of the Democratic Left party (DIMAR) from July 10th 2010 to June 07th 2015.

    At the end of 2015, he founded the European United Left Movement (EKIEA).

    He has been engaged in vigorous social action: He is a member of the Association of Greek Constitutionalists and the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association; an honorary member of SOS Racisme, while from 1991 to 1994 he served as president of the Center for the Rehabilitation of Torture Victims.

    He assumed office as Alternate Minister of National Defence on March 1st 2018.

    He is married to Foteini Palla and they have two children.


         

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    Address : Mesogeion 227-231, Holargos 15451 - Greece
    Tel.: +30 210 6598100 - 200

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    Address : Mesogeion 227-231, Holargos 15451 - Greece
    Tel.: +30 210 6598661-4

    Contact by e-mail:
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    Address : (903MPO) Basileos Georgioy A' 1a, 54640 - Greece
    Tel. : +30 2310 893238
    Fax : +30 2310 850060

    Contact by e-mail:
    Information: gek.thessalonikis"at"mod.mil.gr


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