Anastasios Papaligouras

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Anastasios Papaligouras (born April 14, 1948) is a Greek lawyer and New Democracy politician formerly Minister for Mercantile Marine and Island Policy.

Born in Athens, Papaligouras studied law at the University of Athens and took a Masters in Comparative European Law at Brunel University, London.

He was leader of ONNED (the New Democracy youth organisation) from 1976 - 1977, a member of the New Democracy Executive Committee from 1976 - 1978.

Papaligouras was elected MP for Corinthia in the general elections of 1981, 1985, 1993, 1996 and 2000. He was appointed Minister for Justice on March 10 2004 and was shifted to the Ministry for Mercantile Marine and Island Policy on January 8, 2009.

He is married to Zaira Ralli and has a daughter.

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