Minister for Macedonia and Thrace

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The Minister for Macedonia and Thrace (Greek: Υπουργός Μακεδονίας και Θράκης) is the government minister in charge of Greece's Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace. The current minister is Georgios Orfanos. Until 19 August 1988, the title of the minister was Minister for Northern Greece.[1]

The ministry was abolished on 7 October 2009 and downgraded to a general Secretariat within the Ministry of the Interior,[2][3] but was re-established on 21 June 2012.[4]

Ministers for Northern Greece, 1974–1988[edit]

Name Took Office Left Office Party
Nikolaos Martis 21 November 1974 21 October 1977 New Democracy
Dionysios Arbouzis 21 October 1977 28 November 1977 New Democracy
Nikolaos Martis 28 November 1977 21 October 1981 New Democracy
Vassilios Intzes 21 October 1981 5 June 1985 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Andreas Papandreou 5 June 1985 26 July 1985 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Ioannis Papadopoulos 26 July 1985 5 February 1987 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Stelios Papathemelis 5 February 1987 2 July 1989 Panhellenic Socialist Movement

Ministers for Macedonia-Thrace, 1988–2009[edit]

Name Took Office Left Office Party
Stelios Papathemelis 5 February 1987 2 July 1989 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Panayiotis Chatzinikolaou 2 July 1989 12 November 1989 New Democracy
Ioannis Deligiannis 12 November 1989 11 April 1990 New Democracy
Georgios Tzitzikostas 11 April 1990 8 August 1991 New Democracy
Panayiotis Chatzinikolaou 8 August 1991 13 October 1993 New Democracy
Constantinos Triaridis 13 October 1993 22 October 1996 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Philippos Petsalnikos 22 October 1996 30 October 1998 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Giannis Magriotis 30 October 1998 4 April 2000 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Georgios Paschalidis 13 April 2000 7 July 2003 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Haris Kastanidis 7 July 2003 3 March 2004 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Nikos Tsiartsionis 10 March 2004 15 February 2006 New Democracy
Georgios Kalantzis 15 February 2006 19 September 2007 New Democracy
Margaritis Tzimas 19 September 2007 8 January 2009 New Democracy
Stavros Kalafatis 8 January 2009 7 October 2009 New Democracy

Ministers for Macedonia and Thrace, since 2012[edit]

Name Took Office Left Office Party
Theodoros Karaoglou (el) 21 June 2012 10 June 2014 New Democracy
Georgios Orfanos 10 June 2014 Incumbent New Democracy

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