Vassilis Kikilias (Greek : Βασίλης Κικίλιας; born 15 May 1974 in Athens) is a Greek politician and Doctor. He is an MP in the 1st constituency of Athens and the spokesman of the "New Democracy" party. He is a retired professional basketball player that played for Panionios BC, AEK BC and the Greek National Team.
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Kikilias started his basketball career with Panionios BC and Ionikos Nikaias, and he then moved to AEK Athens. He was a member of the AEK team that won the 2000 "Saporta" European Champion Cup and the 2002 Greek Basketball A1 League. He was also a member for the Greek National team.
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The Greek Basket League (GBL), often also referred to as the Greek Basketball League, Greek A1 Basketball League, or Greek Basketball Championship, and known as the betshop.gr Basket League for sponsorship reasons, is the first tier professional basketball league in Greece. It is run by HEBA, under the legal authority of the Hellenic Basketball Federation (E.O.K.). The league is also known as the Betshop.gr Basket League for sponsorship reasons.
The Greek Basketball Cup or Hellenic Basketball Cup is the top-tier level annual pro basketball national cup competition in Greece. It is organized by the Hellenic Basketball Federation (E.O.K.).
In 2006 he was elected municipal councillor of the City of Athens. In 2007 he was appointed by the Mayor of Athens as President of Youth & Sports Organization, a position he held until 2011. In 2007 he was elected as a member of the Political Committee of New Democracy and he has been a member ever since. In local elections of 2010, he was nominated prefect in the Region of Attica, winning second place with a share of 47.50% and was the head of the major opposition of the Attica Region until 2010.
In 2012, Vassilis Kikilias was elected to the Hellenic Parliament, as an MP of New Democracy party. On 10 June 2014, he was appointed Minister for Public Order and Citizen Protection. On January 2015 and September 2015 was reelected as MP with New Democracy. Since November 2016 he is the Spokesman of the party.
The Hellenic Parliament is the parliament of Greece, located in the Old Royal Palace, overlooking Syntagma Square in Athens. The Parliament is the supreme democratic institution that represents the citizens through an elected body of Members of Parliament (MPs).
The New Democracy, also referred to as ND (ΝΔ) by its initials, is a liberal-conservative political party in Greece. In modern Greek politics, New Democracy has been the main centre-right political party and one of the two major parties along with its historic rival, the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK). Having spent two and a half years in government under the presidency of Antonis Samaras, New Democracy lost its majority in the Hellenic Parliament and became the major opposition party after the January 2015 legislative election.
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