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Former Vice Presidents

Philippos  PetsalnikosPA.SO.K.

Philippos Petsalnikos

Former Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament

Member of Parliament Kastoria

Contact Info

Web Site:
Hellenic Parliament, tel: 210-3708112-16, fax: 210-3232913.
2, Ath. Diakou str., 52100 Kastoria, Tel: 04670-81006, 81444.

Personal Info

Place and Date οf Birth:
Born in 1950 in Mavrohori of Kastoria
Marital Status:
He is married to Marile Biedendieck and is father of Alexandros, Danae and Electra.
Graduate of the Kastoria High School, has studied Law at the Aristoteleion University Of Thessaloniki Law School (Honors) and has followed post-graduate studies at the University of Bonn (Germany) where he also attended courses in Economics and worked as Scientific Associate.
Foreign Languages:
German, English.

Parliamentary Activities

• In 1985 he was elected MP (represent of the PASOK party) in the Prefecture of Kastoria and has been re-elected ever since.
• 2004-2009: Vice President of the Greek Parliament.
• President of the Greek Parliament (since 15-10-2009).

Political/Social Activities

• Founding Member of PASOK (Panhellenic Socialist Movement).
• He served as Secretary for the Sector of Education of PASOK, as well as Secretary for PASOK’s sector for Greeks living abroad.
• He was nominated by PASOK for the post of MP in 1977 and 1981 in the Prefecture of Kastoria.
• In 1984-1985 he served as General Secretary in the Ministry of National Education and Religion in the sector of People's Education.

has held the following Ministerial posts:
• Minister of Justice,
• Minister for Macedonia and Thrace,
• Minister for Home Affairs,
• Alternate Minister of National Education and Religion,
• Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Culture (Responsible for the Sector of the Youth, for the Greeks Living Abroad and for People’s Education),
• Under Secretary at the Ministry of National Education and Religion.

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