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Alexis Tsipras

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Birthday ***, 1974
Place of Birth Athens, Greece
Age 46 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
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Alexis Tsipras

Alexis Tsipras is a Greek politician who has served as the leader of the official opposition since 2019. Leader of the left Syriza since 2009, he was Prime Minister of Greece from 2015 to 2019. Tsipras has been the leader of the Radical Left Alliance, a left-wing political party, since 2009. He was the fourth Greek prime minister to rule during the government debt crisis of the 2010s. His belly was realized in crisis, his tenure was marked by strong austerity policy, mainly in the context of the EU having a third bailout package in Greece. Tsipras was born in Athens in 1974. He joined the Greek communist youth in the late 1980s and by the 1990s, active in student protests against educational reform plans, thus become a speaker of the movement.

Born July 28, 1974, Athens, Greece
Political party Communist Party (before 1991), Synaspismos (1991–2013), Syriza (2013–present)
Other political affiliations Party of the European Left
Domestic partner Peristera Baziana
Children 2
Education National Technical University of Athens
President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Katerina Sakellaropoulou
Preceded by Kyriakos Mitsotakis
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About Alexis Tsipras

In early 2015, this Syriza Party politician took office as Prime Minister of Greece. Previously, he had served as the Hellenic Parliament's Leader of the Opposition.

Alexis Tsipras before fame

In his teens, he became a member of the Communist Youth of Greece. Later, after earning a degree in civil engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, he became a national secretary of the youth branch of the Synaspismos (a leftist political coalition) and went on to become the youngest-ever leader of the organization's main body.

Achievement of Alexis Tsipras

He stirred controversy by openly criticizing the Greek Orthodox Church and by refusing to swear on the Bible at the time of his inauguration as Prime Minister of Greece.

Alexis Tsipras family life

With his domestic partner, engineer Peristera Batziana, he raised two sons, one of whom was named for Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara.

Associations of Alexis Tsipras

Tsipras succeeded New Democracy Party politician Antonis Samaras as Prime Minister of Greece.

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Latest information about Alexis Tsipras updated on June 14 2021.