Giorgos Souflias. The most experienced Cabinet member, having first served in 1977, as deputy interior minister, then as deputy coordination minister (1977-1980), as national economy minister (1989), finance (1989-90) and education and religion minister (1991-1993). His relationship with the current prime minister became tense in 1997 and he was expelled from the party. In 2000, he did not stand for election, but returned to the ND fold in 2001. Since then, he has been in charge of the party’s political planning and its campaign platform.