Kostas Skandalidis

Kostas Skandalidis
Minister for Rural Development and Food
In office
9 September 2010  17 May 2012
President Karolos Papoulias
Prime Minister George Papandreou
Personal details
Born (1953-01-11) 11 January 1953
Kos, Greece
Nationality Greek
Political party Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Alma mater National Technical University of Athens
Profession Politician

Kostas Skandalidis (Greek: Κώστας Σκανδαλίδης; born 11 January 1953) is a Greek Politician and member of the Greek Parliament for the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) for the Athens A constituency.


M.P. Kostas Skandalidis was born in 1953 in Kos, Greece. He is the son of the priest, Papa-Giorgis and Christina Skandalidi. He graduated from the National Technical University of Athens with a degree in electrical engineering. In 1974 he became a founding member of the PA.SO.K., and has since then elected as a member of the Hellenic Parliament in all general elections since 1989, initially for the Dodecanese and from 2000 in the Athens A constituency.

He was elected secretary of the Central Committee of the PA.SO.K. three times between 11 October 1995 and 22 October 2001.

M.P. Kostas Skandalidis was a candidate for the position of Mayor of Athens in the local elections of 2006, in which he received 28.84% and his platform became the major opposition.

After the legislative elections of 2007, in which the PA.SO.K. was defeated, M.P. Kostas Skandalidis announced his candidacy for the leadership of the party. In the leadership elections, which took place on 11 November 2007, he was placed third with 5.74% of the vote, behind incumbent party leader George Papandreou and Evangelos Venizelos.[1]

He has held the following posts:

See also


  1. "George Papandreou wins PASOK leadership election with 55.91 pc", Athens News Agency (hri.org), November 15, 2007.
Preceded by
Konstantinos Mitsotakis
Minister for the Aegean and Island Policy
Succeeded by
Antonis Kotsakas
Preceded by
Nikos Konstantopoulos
Minister for the Interior
Succeeded by
Akis Tsochatzopoulos
Preceded by
Vasso Papandreou
Minister for the Interior and Public Order
Succeeded by
Nikos Alivizatos
Preceded by
Katerina Batzeli
Minister for Rural Development and Food
Succeeded by
Napoleon Maravegias
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