Michalis Chrisochoidis

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Michalis Chrisochoidis
Μιχάλης Χρυσοχοΐδης
Μιχάλης Χρυσοχοΐδης 1.jpg
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
In office
25 June 2013 – 27 January 2015
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras
Preceded by Kostis Chatzidakis (Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks)
Succeeded by Giorgos Stathakis (Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism)
Minister of Citizen Protection
In office
7 March 2012 – 17 May 2012
Prime Minister Lucas Papademos
Preceded by Christos Papoutsis
Succeeded by Eleftherios Oikonomou
In office
7 October 2009 – 7 September 2010
Prime Minister George Papandreou
Preceded by Prokopis Pavlopoulos (Interior and Public Order)
Succeeded by Christos Papoutsis
Minister of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping
In office
7 September 2010 – 7 March 2012
Prime Minister George Papandreou
Lucas Papademos
Preceded by Louka Katseli (Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping)
Succeeded by Anna Diamantopoulou
Minister of Public Order
In office
19 February 1999 – 10 March 2004
Prime Minister Costas Simitis
Preceded by Filippos Petsalnikos
Succeeded by Georgios Voulgarakis
Personal details
Born (1955-10-31) 31 October 1955 (age 62)
Imathia, Greece
Political party Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Alma mater University of Thessaloniki

Michalis Chrisochoidis (Greek: Μιχάλης Χρυσοχοΐδης, born 31 October 1955 in Nisi, Imathia)[1] is a Greek politician, member of the Hellenic Parliament for the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK), former Minister for Citizen Protection and former Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks.


Michalis Chrisochoidis was born on 31 October 1955, in Nisi near Alexandreia, in Imathia, Greece.

He graduated from the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.[1] He started practicing law as an attorney in Veria in 1981.

In 1974, Chrisochoidis joined the PASOK party. Ηe served as prefect of Karditsa Prefecture in the period 1987-1989. He has been an elected member of the Greek parliaments in all elections since June 1989, the period June 1989-2004 in the Imathia constituency and since 2007 at the Athens B constituency.

Chrisochoidis was first appointed to government as the Deputy Minister for Commerce in 1994–1996. He subsequently served as Deputy Minister for Development in 1996–1999, Minister for Public Order in 1999–2003, and Minister for Citizen Protection in 2009–2010. On 7 September 2010, he was appointed Minister for Regional Development and Competitiveness. On 17 June 2011, the ministry merged with the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Islands and Fisheries to form the Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping.

During his time at the Ministry of Public Order, the Revolutionary Organization 17 November, a major Greek urban guerrilla or terrorist group was dismantled in 2002,[2] and six suspected members of Revolutionary Struggle were arrested in 2010.[3]

Chrisochoidis has also been a member of the secretariat of the European Socialist Party since 1995.


  1. ^ a b "Μιχάλης Χρυσοχοΐδης" (in Greek). enet.gr. 2009-10-07. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Mottas, Nicolas. "Greece's 'terrorist hunter' launches war against crime". americanchronicle.com. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Gilson, George (2010-04-18). "Cracking Revolutionary Struggle". Athens News (13386): 9. Archived from the original on 28 November 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 

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