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Apostolos Tzitzikostas

Apostolos G. Tzitzikostas
Απόστολος Τζιτζικώστας
Member of the EU Committee of the Regions
Assumed office
26 January 2015
Regional Governor of Central Macedonia
Assumed office
5 January 2013
Preceded by Panagiotis Psomiadis
Deputy Governor of Central Macedonia
In office
14 November 2010 – 5 January 2013
Personal details
Born (1978-09-02) 2 September 1978
Political party Independent;
formerly Nea Dimokratia
Alma mater Georgetown University,
University College of London
Profession Political scientist

Apostolos G. Tzitzikostas (Greek: Απόστολος Τζιτζικώστας; born 2 September 1978) is a Greek independent (formerly a Nea Dimokratia) politician and governor of the region of Central Macedonia since 2013.


  • Biography 1
    • Education and business career 1.1
    • Political career 1.2
  • References 2
  • External links 3


Education and business career

He was born in 1978 in

External links

  1. ^ a b "About Apostolos Tzitzikostas".  
  2. ^ CV in English at the Official Web Page of Apostolos Tzitzikostas
  3. ^ Μακεδονική Φάρμα: στα premium με «όπλο» ποιότητα - συσκευασία [Macedonian Farm: the heavy duty packaged premium].  
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  6. ^ "Apostolos Tzitzikostas new regional chief for Central Macedonia periphery".  
  7. ^ "Row over neo-Nazis overshadows Greek resistance parade".  
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  9. ^ Ministry of Interior Affairs - Singular Logic - Elections May 2014 - Region of Central Macedonia
  10. ^ "Local elections: Dourou wins Attica, Kaminis reelected in Athens".  
  11. ^ "Apostolos TZITZIKOSTAS".  


At the 2014 local election Apostolos Tzitzikostas lost support by Nea Dimokratia because of his refusal to be nominated canditate mayor of Thessaloniki [8] and his decision to run for the office the Regional Governor. He was challenged by ND candidate Yannis Ioannidis. With the support of right-wing parties ANEL, EPAL and LAOS, he defeated him in the second round, with a percentage of 71.03%,[9] and was popularly elected regional governor for five more years.[10] Since 26 January 2015, he has been a Member of the EU Committee of the Regions.[11]

Later in 2013, both his invitation of Golden Dawn party representatives to the annual 28 October Ohi Day parade drew nationwide criticism, including from his own party, and his following comparison of the fascist party with the socialist PASOK caused even more anger.[7]

At the 2010 local election, Apostolos Tzitzikostas was elected Deputy Regional Governor of Central Macedonia.[4] Following Psomiadis' criminal conviction, Tzitzikostas succeeded him by elections [5] on 5 January 2013.[6]

In the 2007 legislative election, Tzitzikostas stood for election on Nea Dimokratia's list in the Thessaloniki A constituency and was elected a Member of the Hellenic Parliament. In the early 2009 election, he lost his seat but was appointed his party's Deputy Head for Greeks Abroad.

Political career

[1].Center for Political Research and Communication From 2003 until 2007 he served as CEO. From 2005 until September 2007 he was appointed President of the Thessaloniki branch of liberal think tank [3].Mevgal later to be marketed by industry leader [2]

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