Third Cabinet of Costas Simitis

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Costas Simitis served as a Prime Minister of Greece for three consecutive terms (1996-2004), at the head of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK). His third cabinet was formed after the 2000 elections and was succeeded by the first cabinet of Kostas Karamanlis (New Democracy).

Third Simitis cabinet, 2000–2004[edit]

Office Incumbent Since
Prime Minister Costas Simitis 13 April 2000
Minister for Foreign Affairs George Papandreou 13 April 2000
replaced by
Tasos Giannitsis (de) 13 February 2004 (interim)
Minister for National Defence Akis Tsochatzopoulos 13 April 2000
replaced by
Yiannos Papantoniou 24 October 2001
Minister for the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralization Vasso Papandreou (de) 13 April 2000
replaced by
Kostas Skandalidis 24 October 2001
replaced by
Nikos Alivizatos 13 February 2004 (interim)
Minister of Economy and Finance Yiannos Papantoniou 13 April 2001
replaced by
Nikos Christodoulakis 24 October 2001
Minister for Justice Michalis Stathopoulos (el) 13 April 2000
replaced by
Filippos Petsalnikos 24 October 2001
Minister for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works Kostas Laliotis (el) 13 April 2000
replaced by
Vasso Papandreou (de) 24 October 2001
Minister for National Education and Religious Affairs Petros Efthymiou 13 April 2000
Minister for Transport and Communications Christos Verelis 13 April 2000
Minister of Labour and Social Solidarity Tasos Giannitsis (de) 13 April 2000
replaced by
Dimitris Reppas 24 October 2001
Minister for Health and Social Security Alekos Papadopoulos (el) 13 April 2000
replaced by
Konstantinos Stefanis (el) 13 June 2002
Minister for Agriculture Giorgos Anomeritis (el) 13 April 2000
replaced by
Georgios Drys (el) 24 October 2001
Minister for Public Order Michalis Chrisochoidis 13 April 2000
replaced by
Giorgos Floridis (de) 7 July 2003
Minister for Culture Theodoros Pangalos 13 April 2000
replaced by
Evangelos Venizelos 20 November 2000
Minister for Culture Christos Papoutsis 13 April 2000
replaced by
Evangelos Venizelos 20 November 2000
Minister for Development Nikos Christodoulakis 13 April 2000
replaced by
Akis Tsochatzopoulos 24 October 2001
Minister for Mercantile Marine Christos Papoutsis 13 April 2000
replaced by
Giorgos Anomeritis (el) 24 October 2001
replaced by
Georgios Paschalidis 7 July 2003
Minister for the Press and the Media Dimitris Reppas 13 April 2000
replaced by
Christos Protopapas (el) 24 October 2001
replaced by
Georgios Romaios (el) 13 February 2004 (interim)
Minister for Macedonia and Thrace Georgios Paschalidis 13 April 2000
replaced by
Haris Kastanidis 7 July 2003
Minister for the Aegean Nikolaos Sifounakis 13 April 2000
Minister of State Miltiadis Papaioannou 13 April 2000
replaced by
Stefanos Manikas 24 October 2001
replaced by
Alexandros Akrivakis (el) 7 July 2003