First Cabinet of Kostas Karamanlis

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Kostas Karamanlis served as a Prime Minister of Greece for two consecutive terms. During his incumbency, the period 2004-2009, he formed two cabinets. The first Karamanlis Cabinet succeeded the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) cabinet of Costas Simitis after the 2004 elections, and was followed by Karamanlis' Second Cabinet after the 2007 elections.

The Cabinet[edit]

After his party's victory in the 2004 election, the new cabinet of Kostas Karamanlis was sworn in on 10 March.

In February 2006, Karamanlis announced his first major cabinet reshuffle.

Office Incumbent Since
Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis March 10, 2004
Minister for the Aegean and Island Policy Aristotelis Pavlidis March 10, 2004
Minister for Culture and Athletics Kostas Karamanlis March 10, 2004
replaced by
Georgios Voulgarakis February 15, 2006
Minister for Development Dimitris Sioufas March 10, 2004
Minister for Economy and Finance Georgios Alogoskoufis March 10, 2004
Minister for Employment and Social Protection Panos Panagiotopoulos March 10, 2004
replaced by
Savvas Tsitouridis February 15, 2006
replaced by
Vasilios Magginas April 30, 2007
Minister for the Environment, Spatial Planning and Public Works Georgios Souflias March 10, 2004
Minister for Foreign Affairs Petros Molyviatis March 10, 2004
replaced by
Dora Bakoyannis February 15, 2006
Minister for Health and Social Solidarity Nikitas Kaklamanis March 10, 2004
replaced by
Dimitris Avramopoulos February 15, 2006
Minister for the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralisation Prokopis Pavlopoulos March 10, 2004
Minister for Justice Anastasios Papaligouras March 10, 2004
Minister for Macedonia–Thrace Nikos Tsiartsionis March 10, 2004
replaced by
Georgios Kalantzis February 15, 2006
Minister for Mercantile Marine Manolis Kefalogiannis March 10, 2004
Minister for National Defence Spilios Spiliotopoulos March 10, 2004
replaced by
Vangelis Meimarakis February 15, 2006
Minister for National Education and Religious Affairs Marietta Giannakou March 10, 2004
Minister for Public Order Georgios Voulgarakis March 10, 2004
replaced by
Byron Polydoras February 15, 2006
Minister for Rural Development and Food Savvas Tsitouridis March 10, 2004
replaced by
Evangelos Basiakos September 23, 2004
Minister for State Theodoros Roussopoulos March 10, 2004
Minister for Tourism Dimitris Avramopoulos March 10, 2004
replaced by
Fani Palli-Petralia February 15, 2006
Minister for Transport and Communications Michalis Liapis March 10, 2004
Alternate Minister for Culture and Athletics Fani Palli-Petralia March 10, 2004
left position when
post abolished February 15, 2006

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