Besides being a local Parian, Ragoussis is better known for his approximate five years as Paros Mayor. His election threw out a long-term administration and brought in many reforms. He was quite popular and was known for accomplishing many improvements in island facilities and administration. Although our new airport and Parikia by-pass road seemed to die during his watch.
Its interesting that he is in charge of decentralisation in a Socialist government. In my experience leftist governments are strongly the opposite. Maybe it is political double-speak. We shall see.
Ragoussis is also described as a senior party member and has served as a minister in former PASOK governments. I am sure it will serve Paros well to be so well connected.