Public Figure Profiles

Alexis Tsipras

Alexis Tsipras is a Greek politician serving as Leader of the Official Opposition since 2019. He is a member of Syriza, a party over which he has presided since 2009 and has served as the 15th Prime Minister of Greece from 2015 to 2019.Tsipras has led the Coalition of the Radical Left, known as Syriza, a left-wing political party, since 2009. He was the fourth Prime Minister who governed in the course of the 2010s government-debt crisis.

Tsipras was born in Athens in 1974. He joined the Communist Youth of Greece in the late 1980s and in the 1990s was politically active in student protests against education reform plans, becoming the movement's spokesperson. He studied civil engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, graduating in 2000, later undertaking post-graduate studies in urban and regional planning. He worked as a civil engineer in the construction industry, based primarily in Athens.

From 1999 to 2003, Tsipras served as the secretary of Synaspismos Youth. He was elected as a member of the Central Committee of Synaspismos in 2004 and later the Political Secretariat. In the 2006 local election, he ran as Syriza's candidate for Mayor of Athens, winning 10.5%. In 2008, he was elected as Leader of Syriza, succeeding Alekos Alavanos. He was first elected to the Hellenic Parliament representing Athens A in the 2009 election and was re-elected in May and June 2012, subsequently becoming Leader of the Opposition and appointing his own shadow cabinet.

In January 2015, Tsipras led Syriza to victory in a snap legislative election, winning 149 out of 300 seats in the Hellenic Parliament and forming a coalition with the Independent Greeks. On 20 August 2015, seven months into his term as prime minister, he lost his majority after intraparty defections; he then announced his resignation and called for a snap election to take place the following month. In the September 2015 election that followed, Tsipras led Syriza to another victory, this time winning 145 out of 300 seats and re-forming the coalition with the Independent Greeks. During his premiership, he oversaw negotiations regarding the Greek government-debt crisis, initiated the Greek bailout referendum and responded to the European migrant crisis. In 2015, he was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people globally.

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Some of their strengths

Alexis Tsipras has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Bold, Confident, Energetic, Extroverted, Passionate, Intelligent, and Intuitive.

Bold and Confident

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Alexis Tsipras is someone who is a bold, confident, energetic, and optimistic person, who is able to combine personal warmth and charisma with intelligence. A person who is known for being a good communicator.

Active and Precise

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Alexis Tsipras well know them as someone who can be tough, active, and sharp, like a sword.

Productive and Perseverent

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Alexis Tsipras as someone who is productive, persevering, deliberate, and direct.

A person who is creative, has good luck with work and money, good listening skills, good relationships with people at work, is a good teacher or counselor, and who is good at organizing groups, teams, or causes.

Intelligent and Leadership-oriented

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Alexis Tsipras is someone who is able to see things that others don't, and who can be an effective guide or mentor to others.

They are also someone who is curious, dynamic, and positive, and who enjoys inspiring and communicating with other people.

Creative and Leadership-oriented

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Alexis Tsipras tends to be someone who is a natural leader, with determination, motivational powers, and who takes obligations seriously. Who has charisma, a sense of humor, and who tends to attract attention.

Some of Alexis Tsipras's challenges

While Alexis Tsipras has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Alexis Tsipras can be Self-centered, Sensitive, Arrogant, Status-seeking, Complicated, Brusque, and Hypocritical.

Arrogant and Status-seeking

One of Alexis Tsipras's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as arrogant and status-seeking.

Possessive and Stubborn

Alexis Tsipras is someone who can be possessive, jealous, inflexible, and stubborn, can have a habit of being a frivolous spender, and who can feel insecure or cynical in romantic relationships and have difficulty forming productive personal and professional partnerships.

Domineering and Stubborn

Finally, Alexis Tsipras also can be too rebellious, not respond to criticism well, and be too emotional and extreme about things.

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