Evangelos Venizelos

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Date of Birth January 1, 1957
Place of Birth Greece
Age 63 years old
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Evangelos Venizelos

Evangelos Venizelos is a Greek politician who was Deputy Prime Minister of Greece and Minister for Foreign Affairs from 25 June 2013 to 27 January 2015. Previously, he was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance of Greece from 17 June 2011 to 21 March 2012. He is a member of the Hellenic Parliament for the Panhellenic Socialist Movement for the first electoral district of Thessaloniki. He is a Professor of Constitutional Law at the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. On 18 March 2012, Venizelos was elected unopposed to replace George Papandreou as PASOK president and led the party in the May 2012 general election as well as the June 2012 general election.

Born: January 1, 1957, Thessaloniki, Greece
Political party: Independent (2019–present), Panhellenic Socialist Movement (1993-2019)
Other political affiliations: Movement for Change (2017-2019)
Spouse(s): Vasiliki Bakatselou
Children: 1
Alma mater: University of Thessaloniki, Panthéon-Assas University
Preceded by: Theodoros Pangalos
Succeeded by: Yannis Dragasakis
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About Evangelos Venizelos

Politically affiliated with the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, he served, beginning in 2011, as Deputy Prime Minister of Greece. His other titles include Minister of Finance (2011 to 2012) and Minister of National Defense (2009 to 2011).

Before Fame

After earning his law degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, he joined the university's faculty and also served on the Board of the National Bank of Greece.


He published a series of articles on the subject of university education in Greece.

Family Life

His marriage to Vasiliki (Lila) Bakatselou resulted in a daughter.


He rose to national prominence as the defense attorney of Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou; he cleared Papandreou of all corruption charges.

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  • Ministers of National Defence of Greece
  • Greek MPs 1996–2000
  • Greek lawyers
  • Foreign ministers of Greece
  • Greek government-debt crisis
  • Greek MPs 2012 (May)
  • Greek MPs 2015 (February–August)
  • Panthéon-Assas University alumni
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Latest information about Evangelos Venizelos updated on October 27, 2020.

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