Anastasios Papaligouras ( )
(born 14 April 1948) is a Greek lawyer and
New Democracy politician and
the current Minister for
Mercantile Marine and Island Policy.
Athens, Papaligouras studied law at the University of Athens and took a Masters
in Comparative European Law at Brunel University, London.
was leader of ONNED
(the New Democracy youth
organisation) from 1976 to 1977. From 1976 to 1978, he was a member
of the New Democracy Executive Committee, and from 1976 to 1981 he
was a member of the New Democracy Administrative Committee. He was
elected MP for Korinthia
in the general
elections of 1981, 1985, 1993, 1996 and 2000.
Following New Democracy's victory in the 2004 parliamentary
, Papaligouras became Minister for Justice in the new
government of Prime Minister Kostas
on 10 March 2004. He was replaced by Sotirios Hatzigakis
in the government
sworn in on 19 September 2007. On September 12, 2008, Prime
Minister Kostas Karamanlis
to give him the portfolio of the Ministry for Mercantile Marine and
Island Policy, because of the resignation of the former
He was married to Zaira Ralli and has a daughter. Anastasios
Papaligouras is the son of the right-wing politician Panayotis Papaligouras
appointed minister many times between 1949 and 1976 (Coordination
and Plan, Foreign Affairs, Agriculture).