|Minister of Finance|
26 July 1985 – 2 July 1989
|Prime Minister||Andreas Papandreou|
|Preceded by||Gerasimos Arsenis|
|Succeeded by||Antonis Samaras|
|Born||4 September 1942|
|Political party||Panhellenic Socialist Movement (Before 1995)|
Democratic Social Movement (1995–present)
|Alma mater||University of Thessaloniki|
Early life and educationEdit
He was born at Melissourgoi, a village outside Arta, Epirus in 1942. He went on to study law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He worked as a lawyer in Arta.
He later began his career in politics as a member of PASOK. He was first elected member of the Parliament representing Arta in 1977. He was reelected in 1981 and 1985. He was then elected as an MP for northern Athens.
Tsovolas served in the Ministry of Finance in Andreas Papandreou's government from 1981 to 1989, serving as a deputy minister from 1981 to 1985, and as the full Minister of Finance from 1985 to 1989.
In 1989 he was tried for the so-called Koskotas scandal and was sentenced to 2 years in prison and 3 years lack of his political rights.
Tsovolas is married and has two children.