Peristera (Betty) Baziana is the partner of the Greekleft wing politician Alexis Tsipras who is the head of the Greek political party of Synaspismos. They have been together for over 20 years. She is 38 years old and comes from Karditsa. She is an electrical engineer, graduate of the University of Patras. She met Tsipras in the Polykladiko Ampelokiponhigh school, from which they both graduated. They were also members of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) and participated in the massive student demonstrations and school occupation in 1991. They are not married but have signed a pact of cohabitation. They have one son, Paul, and soon they are expecting the birth of a boy.