Second 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 second Kostas Karamanlis cabinet was formed after the 2007 elections and was succeeded by the George Papandreou Cabinet.

Second Karamanlis cabinet, 2007–2009[edit]

On September 18, 2007, after the re-election of his government, Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis announced his second cabinet, the members of which assumed office on 19 September 2007.

As part of a reorganisation of the ministries, the incoming government announced:

On 7 January 2009, Karamanlis announced another major cabinet reshuffle.

Office Incumbent Since
Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis 10 March 2004
Minister for the Interior and Public Order Prokopis Pavlopoulos 10 March 2004
Minister for Economy and Finance Georgios Alogoskoufis 10 March 2004
replaced by
Yannis Papathanasiou 8 January 2009
Minister for Foreign Affairs Dora Bakoyannis 15 February 2006
Minister for National Defence Vangelis Meimarakis 15 February 2006
Minister for Development Christos Folias 19 September 2007
replaced by
Kostis Hatzidakis 8 January 2009
Minister for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works Georgios Souflias 10 March 2004
Minister for National Education and Religious Affairs Evripidis Stylianidis 19 September 2007
replaced by
Aris Spiliotopoulos 8 January 2009
Minister for Employment and Social Protection Vasilios Magginas 30 April 2007
replaced by
Fani Palli-Petralia 18 December 2007
Minister for Health and Social Solidarity Dimitris Avramopoulos 15 February 2006
Minister for Rural Development and Food Alexandros Kontos 19 September 2007
replaced by
Sotirios Hatzigakis 8 January 2009
Minister for Justice Sotirios Hatzigakis 19 September 2007
replaced by
Nikos Dendias 8 January 2009
Minister for Culture and Athletics Michalis Liapis 19 September 2007
replaced by
Antonis Samaras 8 January 2009
Minister for Tourism Aris Spiliotopoulos 19 September 2007
replaced by
Kostas Markopoulos 8 January 2009
Minister for Transport and Communications Kostis Hatzidakis 19 September 2007
replaced by
Evripidis Stylianidis 8 January 2009
Minister for Mercantile Marine and Island Policy Georgios Voulgarakis 19 September 2007
replaced by
Anastasios Papaligouras 12 September 2008
Minister for Macedonia–Thrace Margaritis Tzimas 19 September 2007
replaced by
Stavros Kalafatis 8 January 2009
Minister for State Theodoros Roussopoulos 10 March 2004
replaced by
Prokopis Pavlopoulos (offices merged) 24 October 2008
Alternate Minister of Interior and Public Order Christos Markogiannakis 8 January 2009

Defunct cabinet positions[edit]