Stefanos Kasselakis wants to become Greece’s first openly LGBTQ+ prime minister

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09/26/2023

Greek-American entrepreneur Stefanos Kasselakis has become the leader of Greece’s opposition left-wing party – and has his sights set on becoming the country’s first openly LGBTQ+ prime minister. The 35-year-old former Goldman Sachs trader and shipping executive was elected leader of Syriza on Sunday (24 September), despite having no previous experience of being an MP and obly announcing his bid to run from “political obscurity” on social media last month, Al Jazeera reported. He replaced former prime minister Alexis Tsipras, who resigned as leader of the party in June. Tsipras led the country from 2015 to 2019, when he was ousted by centre-right New Democracy, ked by current prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

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