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Vangelis Meimarakis

Vangelis Meimarakis
Βαγγέλης Μεϊμαράκης
Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament
Assumed office
29 June 2012
President Karolos Papoulias
Preceded by Vyron Polydoras
Minister of National Defense
In office
15 February 2006 – 7 October 2009
Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis
Preceded by Spilios Spiliotopoulos
Succeeded by Evangelos Venizelos
Personal details
Born Evangelos Meimarakis
(1953-12-14) 14 December 1953
Athens, Greece
Political party New Democracy
Spouse(s) Ioanna Kolokota
Religion Greek Orthodox

Evangelos "Vangelis" Meimarakis (Greek: Ευάγγελος "Βαγγέλης" Μεϊμαράκης) (born 14 December 1953) is a Greek lawyer and politician, former Minister of National Defence of Greece.


He was born in Thessaloniki. He was elected MP for the Athens B constituency for New Democracy in the general elections of 1989 (June and November), 1990, 1993, 1996 and 2000. He served as Deputy Minister for Culture (Sports) from 1992 to 1993. He was general secretary of New Democracy until his appointment as Defence Minister on 15 February 2006. He is married to Ioanna Kolokota and has two daughters. Since 29 June 2012 he is the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament. Meimarakis is publicly reprimanded from Greek political scene as he never worked on a real job for livelihood in his entire career.

External links

  • Biography on Greek Parliament website
Preceded by
Spilios Spiliotopoulos
Minister for National Defence
Succeeded by
Evangelos Venizelos
Preceded by
Vyron Polydoras
Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament
Succeeded by
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