Ministry of the Interior (Greece)

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The Ministry of the Interior (Greek: Υπουργείο Εσωτερικών) is a government department of Greece. From 15 September 1995 to 19 September 2007, it was called the Ministry of the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralization (Υπουργείο Εσωτερικών, Δημόσιας Διοίκησης και Αποκέντρωσης). It was then merged with the Ministry of Public Order and reverted to its original name. The merger was reversed on 7 October 2009 and the Ministry of the Interior, Decentralization and Electronic Governance (Υπουργείο Εσωτερικών, Αποκέντρωσης και Ηλεκτρονικής Διακυβέρνησης) was formed. On 27 June 2011, a separate Ministry of Administrative Reform and e-Governance was created. The current minister is New Democracy MP Argyris Dinopoulos.

List of Ministers of the Interior (1974–1995)[edit]

Name Took office Left office Party Notes
Georgios Rallis July 24, 1974 July 26, 1974 New Democracy Government of national unity
Christoforos Stratos July 26, 1974 October 9, 1974 New Democracy Government of national unity
Panagiotis Zeppos October 9, 1974 November 21, 1974 New Democracy Government of national unity
Konstantinos Stefanopoulos November 21, 1974 September 10, 1976 New Democracy
Ippokratis Iordanoglou September 10, 1976 October 21, 1977 New Democracy
Georgios Mitsopoulos October 21, 1977 November 28, 1977 New Democracy
Christoforos Stratos November 28, 1977 September 17, 1981 New Democracy
Georgios Daskalakis September 17, 1981 October 21, 1981 New Democracy
Georgios Gennimatas October 21, 1981 January 17, 1984 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Menios Koutsogiorgas January 17, 1984 May 22, 1984 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Panagiotis Markopoulos May 22, 1984 June 21, 1984 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Menios Koutsogiorgas June 21, 1984 May 9, 1985 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Panagiotis Markopoulos May 9, 1985 June 5, 1985 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Menios Koutsogiorgas June 5, 1985 February 5, 1987 Panhellenic Socialist Movement July 26, 1985 - April 25, 1986 also Minister for Public Order
Emmanouil Papastefanakis February 5, 1987 September 23, 1987 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Akis Tsochatzopoulos September 23, 1987 June 2, 1989 Panhellenic Socialist Movement March 17, 1989 - June 2, 1989 also Minister for Public Order
Panagiotis Markopoulos June 2, 1989 July 2, 1989 Panhellenic Socialist Movement also Minister for Public Order
Nikos Konstantopoulos July 2, 1989 October 12, 1989 Synaspismos Coalition government
Vassilios Skouris October 12, 1989 November 23, 1989 None Caretaker government
Theodoros Katrivanos November 23, 1989 April 11, 1990 None Government of national unity
Sotirios Kouvelas April 11, 1990 August 8, 1991 New Democracy
Nikolaos Kleitos August 8, 1991 December 3, 1992 New Democracy
Ioannis Kefalogiannis December 3, 1992 September 14, 1993 New Democracy
Ioannis Georgakis September 14, 1993 October 13, 1993 None as Acting Minister
Akis Tsochatzopoulos October 13, 1993 July 8, 1994 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Kostas Skandalidis (1st term) July 8, 1994 September 15, 1995 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
  • On September 15, 1995, the Ministry of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of the Interior were merged to become the Ministry of the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralization.

List of Ministers of the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralization (1995–2007)[edit]

Name Took office Left office Party Notes
Akis Tsochatzopoulos September 15, 1995 August 30, 1996 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Vassilios Skouris August 30, 1996 September 25, 1996 None as Acting Minister
Alekos Papadopoulos September 25, 1996 February 19, 1999 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Vasso Papandreou February 19, 1999 March 20, 2000 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Georgios Koumantos March 20, 1999 April 13, 2000 None as Acting Minister
Vasso Papandreou April 13, 2000 October 24, 2001 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Kostas Skandalidis October 24, 2001 February 13, 2004 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Nikolaos-Michail Alivizatos February 13, 2004 March 10, 2004 None as Acting Minister
Prokopis Pavlopoulos 10 March 2004 24 August 2007 New Democracy
Spyridon Flogaitis 24 August 2007 19 September 2007 None as Acting Minister
  • On 19 September 2007, the Ministry of the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralization was merged with the Ministry of Public Order to form the Ministry of the Interior.

List of Ministers of the Interior (2007–2009)[edit]

Name Took office Left office Party Notes
Prokopis Pavlopoulos 19 September 2007 11 September 2009 New Democracy
Spyridon Flogaitis 11 September 2009 7 October 2009 None as Acting Minister

List of Ministers of the Interior, Decentralization and e-Governance (2009–2011)[edit]

Name Took office Left office Party Notes
Giannis Ragousis 7 October 2009 27 June 2011 Panhellenic Socialist Movement

List of Ministers of the Interior (since 2011)[edit]

Name Took office Left office Party Notes
Haris Kastanidis 27 June 2011 11 November 2011 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Anastasios Giannitsis (el) 11 November 2011 17 May 2012 Panhellenic Socialist Movement National unity government
Antonis Manitakis 17 May 2012 21 June 2012 Independent Caretaker government
Evripidis Stylianidis 21 June 2012 25 June 2013 New Democracy Coalition government
Giannis Michelakis (el) 25 June 2013 10 June 2014 New Democracy Coalition government
Argyris Dinopoulos (el) 10 June 2014 Incumbent New Democracy Coalition government

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