Member with Syriza Party, Hellenic Parliament, Former Speaker, Hellenic Parliament

Personal Info

Place and Date οf Birth:

Nikos Voutsis was born in Athens in 1951. His place of origin is Tegea in the prefecture of Arkadia.

Marital Status:

He is married to Angeliki Papazoglou and he has three children George, Arianna-Nicky and Panos.


He worked as a freelancer (1975 – 2010).


He graduated from the Experimental School of the University of Athens (Class of ’69).

He graduated from the Civil Engineer School of the National Technical University of Athens.

Foreign Languages:

He speaks German.

Parliamentary Activities

– Elected MP of SYRIZA in the 1st Constituency of Athens in the elections of May and June 2012. Re-elected in the January and September 2015 elections.

– Secretary of the Parliamentary Group of SYRIZA (June 2012 – December 2014). 

– Member of the Standing Committee on Public Order, Public Administration and Justice and of the Special Permanent Committee on Institutions and Transparency of the Hellenic Parliament.

Political/Social Activities

– He actively participated in the mass student movement against the military regime as a member of the anti-junta student committees of the National Technical University of Athens. He vice-chaired the first Central Council of the National Student Union of Greece in 1975 after the restitution of democracy, which resulted from the National Council of which he was a member of the Bureau.

– Secretary of the Central Council of the Student Organization (ΕΚΟΝ Rigas Feraios) of the Communist Party of Greece – Interior (ΚΚΕ Interior) during two periods (1980 – 1985). A member of the Communist Party of Greece – Interior and the 9-member Secretariat until 1986. He participated in the Communist Party of Greece – Interior – Reformist Left from 1987 to 1991.

– He became a member of SYNASPISMOS (Coalition of the Left) following the 1993 elections and was elected to the Central Committee . He was Head of the Press office of SYNASPISMOS from 2000 to 2006. Since SYRIZA formation, he has been a candidate MP from 2004 and member of its Central Committee from the founding congress of SYRIZA until today. 

– Candidate for the position of Deputy Head of the Region and Councilor of the Region of Attica with “Cooperation in Attica – No to the Memorandum” in the period of 2010 to 2012.

– Minister of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction in the first SYRIZA – ANEL government (January – August 2015).


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