|Minister for Rural Development and Food|
9 September 2010 – 17 May 2012
|Prime Minister||George Papandreou|
|Born||11 January 1953
|Political party||Panhellenic Socialist Movement|
|Alma mater||National Technical University of Athens|
Kostas Skandalidis (Greek: Κώστας Σκανδαλίδης, born 11 January 1953 in Kos, Greece) is a Greek Politician and member of the Greek Parliament for the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) for the Athens A constituency.
M.P. Kostas Skandalidis was born in 1953 in Kos, Greece. He is the son of the priest, Papa-Giorgis and Christina Skandalidi. He graduated from the National Technical University of Athens with a degree in electrical engineering. In 1974 he became a founding member of the PA.SO.K., and has since then elected as a member of the Hellenic Parliament in all general elections since 1989, initially for the Dodecanese and from 2000 in the Athens A constituency.
After the legislative elections of 2007, in which the PA.SO.K. was defeated, M.P. Kostas Skandalidis announced his candidacy for the leadership of the party. In the leadership elections, which took place on 11 November 2007, he was placed third with 5.74% of the vote, behind incumbent party leader George Papandreou and Evangelos Venizelos.
He has held the following posts:
- Minister for the Aegean and Island Policy (13 October 1993 - 8 July 1994)
- Minister of Interior (8 July 1994 - 15 September 1995)
- Minister for the Interior and Public Order (24 October 2001 - 10 March 2004)
- Minister for Rural Development and Food (since 9 September 2010)
- "George Papandreou wins PASOK leadership election with 55.91 pc", Athens News Agency (hri.org), November 15, 2007.
|Minister for the Aegean and Island Policy
|Minister for the Interior
|Minister for the Interior and Public Order
|Minister for Rural Development and Food