Michalis Chrisochoidis

Michalis Chrisochoidis (Greek: Μιχάλης Χρυσοχοΐδης, born 31 October 1955 in Nisi, Imathia)[1] is a Greek politician and former member of the Hellenic Parliament for the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK). He served as Minister for the Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping (2010), Minister for Regional Development and Competitiveness (2010–2011), Minister for Development, Competitiveness and Shipping (2011–2012) and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks (2013–2015). He is the incumbent Minister for Citizen Protection, having previously served in the role on three separate occasions (1999–2003, 2009–2010 and 2012).

Michalis Chrisochoidis
Μιχάλης Χρυσοχοΐδης
Μιχάλης Χρυσοχοΐδης 1.jpg
Minister for Citizen Protection
Assumed office
9 July 2019
Prime MinisterKyriakos Mitsotakis
Preceded byOlga Gerovasili
In office
7 March 2012 – 17 May 2012
Prime MinisterLucas Papademos
Preceded byChristos Papoutsis
Succeeded byEleftherios Oikonomou
In office
7 October 2009 – 7 September 2010
Prime MinisterGeorge Papandreou
Preceded bySpyridon Flogaitis (Interior)
Succeeded byChristos Papoutsis
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
In office
25 June 2013 – 27 January 2015
Prime MinisterAntonis Samaras
Preceded byKostis Hatzidakis (Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks)
Succeeded byGiorgos Stathakis (Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism)
Minister for Development, Competitiveness and Shipping
In office
7 September 2010 – 7 March 2012
Prime MinisterGeorge Papandreou
Lucas Papademos
Preceded byLouka Katseli (Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping)
Succeeded byAnna Diamantopoulou
Minister for Public Order
In office
19 February 1999 – 7 July 2003
Prime MinisterCostas Simitis
Preceded byFilippos Petsalnikos
Succeeded byGiorgos Floridis
Personal details
Born (1955-10-31) 31 October 1955 (age 64)
Imathia, Greece
Political partyPASOK (1974–2019)
Independent (from 2019)
Alma materUniversity of Thessaloniki

LifeEdit

Michalis Chrisochoidis was born on 31 October 1955, in the village of Nisi near Alexandreia in Imathia, Greece.

He graduated from the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.[1] He started practicing law as an attorney in Veria in 1981.

In 1974, Chrisochoidis joined PASOK. Ηe served as prefect of Karditsa prefecture from 1987 to 1989. From June 1989 until PASOK's electoral collapse due to the Greek government-debt crisis, he was elected to parliament at every election, initially for Imathia (1989–2004) and from 2007 for the Athens B constituency. He failed to be returned to parliament at the January 2015 election.

Chrisochoidis was first appointed to government as the Deputy Minister for Trade (1994–1996). He subsequently served as Deputy Minister for Development (1996–1999), Minister for Public Order (1999–2003) and Minister for Citizen Protection (2009–2010). In September 2010, he was appointed Minister for Regional Development and Competitiveness. On 27 June 2011, the ministry merged with the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Islands and Fisheries to form the Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping.

During his time at the Ministry of Public Order, the Revolutionary Organization 17 November, a major Greek urban guerrilla or terrorist group was dismantled in 2002,[2] and six suspected members of Revolutionary Struggle were arrested in 2010.[3]

In 1995, Chrisochoidis was appointed to the secretariat of the Party of European Socialists.

On 9 July 2019, Chrisochoidis was appointed Minister for Citizen Protection in the Cabinet of Kyriakos Mitsotakis and was consequently expelled from PASOK and the Movement for Change.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Μιχάλης Χρυσοχοΐδης" (in Greek). enet.gr. 2009-10-07. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
  2. ^ Mottas, Nicolas. "Greece's 'terrorist hunter' launches war against crime". americanchronicle.com. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
  3. ^ Gilson, George (2010-04-18). "Cracking Revolutionary Struggle". Athens News (13386): 9. Archived from the original on 28 November 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  4. ^ Kokkinidis, Tasos. "Michalis Chrisochoidis, Greece's "Terrorist Hunter", Returns to Center Stage | GreekReporter.com". Retrieved 2019-09-07.

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