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Kostas Skandalidis (Greek: Κώστας Σκανδαλίδης) (born 11 November 1953 in Kos) is a Greek politician and member of the Greek Parliament for the Panhellenic Socialist Movement for the Athens A constituency.

He studied electrical engineering at the National Technical University of Athens.

He has been elected as an MP for PASOK in all the general elections since 1989. He was elected secretary of the Central Committee of PASOK three times between 11 October 1995 and 22 October 2001.

He was candidate for 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 PASOK was defeated, Skandalidis announced his candidacy for the leadership of the party. In the leadership election, held on 11 November 2007, he placed third with 5.74% of the vote, behind incumbent party leader George Papandreou and Evangelos Venizelos.[1]

He has held the following government posts:


  1. ^ "George Papandreou wins PASOK leadership election with 55.91 pc", Athens News Agency (, November 15, 2007.

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Preceded by
Konstantinos Mitsotakis
Minister for the Aegean and Island Policy
Succeeded by
Antonis Kotsakas
Preceded by
Nikos Konstantopoulos
Minister of Interior
Succeeded by
Akis Tsochatzopoulos
Preceded by
Vasso Papandreou
Minister for the Interior and Public Order
Succeeded by
Spyridon Flogaitis


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