Yanis Varoufakis is an economist who was the Minister of Finance in Greece from January 2015-July 2015. He is a co-founder of DiEM25 (Democracy in Europe Movement 2025). He authored the books ‘Global Minotaur’ and ‘And the Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe’s Crisis and America’s Economic Future.’
Benoit Hamon is a French politician and member of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (PES). He served in a number of political positions in France from 2004-2014. He won the primary presidential nomination for the Socialist Party in January 2017.