Alexis Tsipras

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Alexis Tsipras
Αλέξης Τσίπρας

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Prime Minister of Greece
Assumed office
21 September 2015
PresidentProkopis Pavlopoulos
Preceded byVassiliki Thanou-Christophilou (interim)
In office
26 January 2015 – 27 August 2015
PresidentKarolos Papoulias
Prokopis Pavlopoulos
DeputyYannis Dragasakis
Preceded byAntonis Samaras
Succeeded byVassiliki Thanou-Christophilou (interim)
Leader of Syriza
Assumed office
4 October 2009
Preceded byAlekos Alavanos
Leader of the Opposition
In office
20 June 2012 – 26 January 2015
Prime MinisterAntonis Samaras
Preceded byAntonis Samaras
Succeeded byAntonis Samaras
Member of the Hellenic Parliament for Larissa or Heraklion
Assumed office
20 September 2015
Member of the Hellenic Parliament for Athens A
In office
4 October 2009 – 28 August 2015
Personal details
Born (1974-07-28) 28 July 1974 (age 45)
Athens, Greece
Political partySyriza
Domestic partnerPeristera Batziana
Alma materNational Technical University

Alexis Tsipras (Greek: Αλέξης Τσίπρας; born 28 July 1974) is a Greek politician. He became Prime Minister of Greece on 26 January 2015. On 20 August 2015, seven months into his term as Prime Minister, Tsipras announced his resignation, and called for an election, to take place the following month. He was elected as Prime Minister once again in September 2015.

Tsipras is a member of the Syriza party, and is a democratic socialist. A major issue of his term has been dealing with the Greek debt crisis.