Giorgos Kaminis
Γιώργος Καμίνης
Member of the Hellenic Parliament
Assumed office
7 July 2019
78th Mayor of Athens
In office
29 December 2010 – 4 May 2019
Preceded byNikitas Kaklamanis
Succeeded byGeorgios Broulias
Greek Ombudsman
In office
23 April 2003 – September 2010
Preceded byNikiforos Diamandouros
Succeeded byCalliope Spanou
Personal details
Born (1954-07-15) July 15, 1954 (age 67)
New York City
NationalityGreek
American
Political partyRenewal
Movement for Change
Other political
affiliations
PASOK
Alma materUniversity of Athens
Panthéon-Assas University
Panthéon-Sorbonne University
OccupationPolitician, jurist
ProfessionLawyer
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Georgios Kaminis (Greek: Γεώργιος Καμίνης; born 15 July 1954) is a Greek parliamentarian and professor of constitutional law. He was the Greek Ombudsman from April 2003 until September 2010 and Mayor of Athens from 2011 until 2019.[1][2]

Early life

Giorgos Kaminis was born in New York City,[3] where his father, Vasilis Kaminis was working at the time. He holds both Greek and American citizenship. At the age of five he left New York and moved to Athens.[4]

Education

He studied at the Faculty of Law of the University of Athens, graduating in 1980. He conducted postgraduate studies in public law at Panthéon-Assas University, gaining a MAS in 1982,[5] followed by the Panthéon-Sorbonne University, where he obtained a doctorat d'État en droit in 1989.[6]

Career

In November 1982, he was hired as a research and teaching fellow at the Faculty of Law of the University of Athens. He was elected a lecturer in 1991 and an assistant professor in 1998.[7][6]

From September 1989, he has been a research fellow at the Department of Parliamentary Studies and Research of the Directorate of Studies of the Greek Parliament.[6]

Greek Ombudsman

Αfter serving as a Deputy Ombudsman for Human Rights, from 1998 to 2003,[6] he served as the Greek Ombudsman from April 2003 until his resignation in September 2010, to run in upcoming local elections.[8]

Mayor of Athens

Kaminis was elected Mayor of Athens after the second round of the Greek local elections of 2010.[9] Kaminis, who ran as an independent,[10] had been nominated by the small, newly formed Democratic Left party and was also backed by the country's ruling Panhellenic Socialist Movement, the Ecologist Greens and Portokali (Drassi and the Liberal Alliance).[4][11] He won 52% of the vote in the second round of voting, defeating Nikitas Kaklamanis, the centre-right incumbent supported by New Democracy and the Popular Orthodox Rally. He was the first left-of-centre candidate elected mayor of the Greek capital, historically a conservative stronghold, in more than two decades.[12] He was re-elected in 2014, defeating the Syriza candidate Gabriel Sakellaridis in the second round.

Renewal

On 24 February 2018, he announced the formation of a political tendency called Renewal (Greek: Ανανέωση) within the Movement for Change, a nascent political alliance of centre-left parties formed around PASOK.[13] On 7 July 2019, he was one of the 12 candidates elected to the Hellenic Parliament through party-list proportional representation.

Personal life

Kaminis is married to Adamantia Anagnostou, a lecturer at the University of Macedonia. They have two daughters, Angeliki and Katerina-Markella.[4]

Publications

References

  1. ^ "Ο Γιώργος Καμίνης παρουσίασε το δημοτικό έργο της οκταετίας 2011 – 2019". Protagon.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 2021-01-23.
  2. ^ "Γ. Καμίνης για τη δημαρχία του 2011 – 2019: «Φτιάξαμε μαζί το μέλλον της Αθήνας σε στέρεες βάσεις» - Στην Αθήνα αφήνω ό,τι ακριβώς δεν βρήκα, οικονομικούς πόρους και σχέδιο για την πόλη | Αθήνα". www.cityofathens.gr. Retrieved 2021-01-23. Γ. Καμίνης για τη δημαρχία του 2011 – 2019: «Φτιάξαμε μαζί το μέλλον της Αθήνας σε στέρεες βάσεις» - Στην Αθήνα αφήνω ό,τι ακριβώς δεν βρήκα, οικονομικούς πόρους και σχέδιο για την πόλη (translation: G. Kaminis for the mayor of 2011 - 2019: "Together we built the future of Athens on a solid basis" - In Athens I leave exactly what I did not initially find, financial resources and a plan for the city)((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Malkoutzis, Nick; Harry van Versendaal (2010-10-29). "In contest for the capital's heart and soul" (PDF). Athens Plus. Issue of the Week (123). Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 August 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  4. ^ a b c Hasapopoulos, Nikos (2010-08-29). Γιώργος Καμίνης Ενας αριστερός Ελληνοαμερικανός για τον Δήμο Αθηναίων. To Vima (in Greek). Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  5. ^ "To Biografiko tou neou Dimarchos Athinaion Giorgou Kamini" [The CV of the new Mayor of Athens Giorgos Kaminis]. Express (in Greek). 15 November 2010. Archived from the original on 16 April 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  6. ^ a b c d "Greek Ombudsman : Giorgos Kaminis". synigoros.gr. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  7. ^ "10". Ετήσια έκθεση 2003 (PDF) (in Greek). The Greek Ombudsman. 2003. ISBN 960-87641-1-4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  8. ^ "Who is the Greek Ombudsman ?". The Greek Ombudsman. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  9. ^ "Athens votes in Socialist party for first time in 24 years". AFP. France 24. 2010-11-14. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  10. ^ Gilson, George (2010-09-19). "Athens candidate a 'problem-solver'". Athens News. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
  11. ^ Gilson, George (2010-11-07). "The race for the top". Athens News. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
  12. ^ Hope, Kerin (2010-11-14). "Greek socialists capture Athens". ft.com. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  13. ^ "Τάση εντός του Κινήματος Αλλαγής το δίκτυο «Ανανέωση» του Γ. Καμίνη". Naftemporiki (in Greek). Athens. 24 February 2018. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
Political offices Preceded byNikiforos Diamandouros Greek Ombudsman 2003–2010 Succeeded byKalliopi Spanou Preceded byNikitas Kaklamanis Mayor of Athens 2011–2019 Succeeded byGeorgios Broulias