Anastasios ("Tasos") Kourakis (Greek: Αναστάσιος (Τάσος) Κουράκης; 1948 − 10 October 2021) was a Greek pediatrician, geneticist and politician of the Coalition of the Radical Left (Syriza). From January 2015 until July 2019 he served as Alternate Minister of Education.
|Deputy Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament|
4 October 2015 – 18 July 2019
|Preceded by||Alexis Mitropoulos|
|Alternate Minister of Education|
27 January 2015 – 28 August 2015
|Prime Minister||Alexis Tsipras|
|Preceded by||Andreas Loverdos as Minister for Education and Religious Affairs|
|Died||10 October 2021 (aged 73)|
|Political party||Coalition of the Radical Left (Syriza)|
|Alma mater||Aristotle University of Thessaloniki|
In 2002 and 2006, he was elected a member of the municipal council of Thessaloniki heading his list. From 2007 on, Kourakis has been a Member of the Hellenic Parliament for Thessaloniki A on Syriza's list.
Following the June 2012 elections, together with Theano Fotiou he was nominated for the post of education minister in Syriza's Shadow Cabinet of Alexis Tsipras. After the January 2015 legislative election, Kourakis was appointed Alternate Minister of Education.
He died of cancer at the age of 73, on 10 October 2021.
- Δεκαέξι «σκιώδεις υπουργούς» έχρισε ο Τσίπρας [Tsipras appoints 16 shadow ministers]. Ethnos (in Greek). 3 July 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
- "Πέθανε ο Τάσος Κουράκης, πρώην υπουργός και βουλευτής του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ". NewsIT (in Greek). 10 October 2021. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
- Official website (in Greek)
- Terms of office of Tasos Kourakis at the Hellenic Parliament (in English)