Michalis Chrisochoidis is a former Greek Minister for Public Order from 1999 to 2003 and a former Greek Minister of Citizen Protection from 2009 to 2010. He is connected with anti-terrorist struggle in Greece, as during his premiership, three of the biggest Greek terrorist organizations “17 November”, “ELA” and “Revolutionary Struggle (Epanastatikos Agonas)” successfully ceased operations.
Mr. Chrisochoidis served several times as a government official in various positions. He was appointed Deputy Minister for Commerce and Deputy Minister for Development and Commerce in 1994- 1996 and 1996- 1999, respectively. From 2010 to 2012 he served as the Minister for Development, Competitiveness and Shipping.
Mr. Chrisochoidis launched a successful career in Greek politics since 1987-1989, when he served as a Prefect in Karditsa Region. In 1989, he was elected as a Member of the Hellenic Parliament in Imathia Electoral District, a position he held for 6 consecutive elections (1989- 2007). From 2007 to 2015, Mr. Chrisochoidis was elected as an MP in 2nd Athens Electoral District.
A prominent member of Panhellenic Socialist Party (PASOK), Mr. Chrisochoidis played a vital role in party’s structure, thus holding a membership since 1974. After his success as a Secretary of PASOK’s Local Branch in Imathia Region (1982- 1987), he became a Member of Board & Alternate Secretary of PASOK’s Parliamentary Group in 1993, Alternate Secretary of PASOK’s International Affairs Department (1992- 1994), Secretary General of PASOK’s Central Committee (2003 – 2005), as well as Political Representative of PASOK on Education and Growth and Development in 2006- 2007 and 2007- 2009, respectively. From 1994 to 1996, he served as Member of the Board in the Party of European Socialists. He is currently a Member of PASOK’s Central Committee and National Council, a position he holds until 1990.
Michalis Chrisochoidis was born at 1955 in Nisi, Imathia, Greece. He studied at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Law School, while prior to his involvement in politics, he worked in Veroia, Greece as a lawyer.