Stavros Kontonis

Haralambos-Stavros Kontonis (Greek: Χαράλαμπος - Σταύρος Κοντονής, b. 1963)[1] is a Greek lawyer and politician, member of parliament from Zakynthos for Syriza since 2012, and was Deputy Minister for Sport in the Cabinet of Alexis Tsipras. He served as Minister of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights between 2016 and 2018.

Stavros Kontonis

Σταύρος Κοντονής
Minister of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights
In office
5 November 2016 – 28 August 2018
Prime MinisterAlexis Tsipras
Preceded byNikos Paraskevopoulos
Succeeded byMichalis Kalogirou
Member of the Hellenic Parliament for Zakynthos
Assumed office
June 2012
Personal details
Born1963
Zakynthos
Political partySyriza
Alma materNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens

He is the second person from Zakynthos to hold a seat in the Greek government since the Metapolitefsi, following the late-departed Dimitris Maroudas.[2]

BiographyEdit

He was born in 1963 on Zakynthos. He graduated from the law school of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 1995. From then on he practiced as an attorney.[3]

From the moment he completed his studies he identified strongly with political and trade union activity, and spent two terms as president of the Society of Law Students and had a spot as president of the central committee of the National Student Union of Greece. Likewise, he was nominated for a spot on the Senate of the University of Athens and a spot as secretary of the Central Council of Greek Communist Youth – Rigas Feraios (EKON), the then-youth organisation of the Communist Party of Greece (Interior).[4]

Today he is a member of the Panhellenic Coordinating Committee of Syriza. Outside the party, he originated the Renewing Communist Ecological Left (AOKA), which he co-founded with Yiannis Banias.

He was elected member of parliament from Zakynthos for Syriza in 2012 and re-elected in 2015.[5] He became Deputy Minister of Sport in the Cabinet of Alexis Tsipras.

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