Greek government spokesman and Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister Christos Tarantilis resigned his post on Sunday in a letter to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
He said that he resigns for family reasons. He was appointed government spokesman on January 4.
In his letter, he thanked the prime minister and reassured that he will continue to be in the first line of the efforts for major reforms that will change the country as member of New Democracy’s parliamentary group.
According to Prime Minister’s office, Alternate government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni will act as government spokesperson.
From University Professor to Greek Government
Tarantilis was elected as a member of the Greek parliament with the governing New Democracy Party on July 7, 2019.
He is the Secretary of the Standing Parliamentary Committee on Cultural and Educational Affairs, and a member of the Special Permanent Committee on Research and Technology.
He served as the Secretary of Strategic Planning and Communication of the New Democracy Party from January 17, 2017 until the winning elections on July 7, 2019.
He is also a Full-Professor of Management Science and Decision Making at the Department of Management Science & Technology of Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB).
He has served as the Head of the Department, the Director of the “Operations Research and Decision Systems” group and member of the steering committee for four postgraduate programs at AUEB.
His publications have received more than 4,500 citations according to the Google Scholar.