Minister of Citizens' Protection, Michalis Chrisochoidis
Michalis Chrisochoidis was born in Veria in Macedonia to parents who were Pontian refugees from Asia Minor.
He is a graduate of the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and has practiced law in Athens and Veroia.
He was sworn in as Minister for the Protection of the Citizen on the 9th of July 2019.
His political career started in June 1987 when he became Prefect of the Karditsa prefecture under the PASOK government. In 1989 he was elected fist in popular vote as Parliament Member for the Imathia prefecture with PASOK. He was repeatedly re-elected as a Parliament Member for Imathia until 2007. From 2007 until 2014, he was a member of the Greek Parliament as a representative for the 2nd Electoral Region of Athens.
In the past he has served as:
• Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks (Coalition government of Antonis Samaras/ Evangelos Venizelos 2013-2015)
• Minister for the Protection of the Citizen (Government of Loukas Papadimos 2012)
• Minister for Economic Development, Competition and Shipping (Government of Loukas Papadimos 2011-2012)
• Minister for Economic Development, Competition and Shipping (Government of George Papandreou 2010-2011)
• Minister for the Protection of the Citizen (Government of George Papandreou 2009-2010)
• Minister for Public Order (Government of Kostas Simitis 1999-2003)
• Deputy Minister for Economic Development and Trade (Government of Kostas Simitis 1996-1999)
• Deputy Minister for Trade (Government of Andreas Papandreou 1994-1996)
He is married to Mary Matsouka and has two daughters and three sons.