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Regions (Peripheries) of Greece
Regions - Anatolikí Makedonía kai Thráki - Attikí - Dytikí Elláda - Dytikí Makedonía - Iónioi Nísoi - Ípeiros - Kentrikí Makedonía - Kríti - Notío Aigaío - Pelopónnisos - Stereá Elláda - Thessalía - Vóreio Aigaío -

Note
: From 1 Jan 2011, in accordance with the "Kallikrátis Program" on the new architecture of local government and decentralized management, the administrative system of Greece was devolved. The former system of 13 regions established in 1987, 50 nomós (
prefectures), 19 eparcheía (provinces), 910 municipalities (dímoi) and 124 communities (koinótites) was replaced by 13 self-governing regions called periféreies (peripheries [or regions]), 325 dímous (municipalities), and 7 apokentroméni dioíkisi (decentralized administrations). The first elections for regional (periféreia) governors were held on 7 and 14 Nov 2010. The Holy Mountain (see Mount Athos under Greece), as an autonomous self-governing entity, was exempt from these reforms. The regional governors' title is perifereiárchisGreek names are listed using a modified Hellenic Organization for Standardization (ELOT) 743 romanization system. 

Party abbreviations:
Ind = Independent; ND = Néa Dimokratía (New Democracy, center-right, est.4 Oct 1974); PASOK = Panellínio Sosialistikó Kínima (Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement, socialist, est.3 Sep 1974); SYRIZA = Synaspismós Rizospastikís Aristerás (Coalition of the Radical Left, democratic socialist, left-wing populist, est.22 May 2012)

Anatolikí Makedonía kai Thráki (Eastern Macedonia and Thrace)

Regional Governors
 1 Jan 2011 - 31 Aug 2014  Aristeídis "Áris" Athanasíou       (b. 1959)            PASOK
                            
Giannakídis
 1 Sep 2014 - 20 Oct 2016  Geórgios Athanasíou Pavlídis
      (b. 1956 - d. 2016)  ND
20 Oct 2016 -  7 Nov 2016  Theódoros Alexíou Markópoulos      (b. 1968)            ND
                             (acting)
 7 Nov 2016 -              Chrístos Georgíou Métios           (b. 1968)            ND


Attikí (Attica)

[Attica (Greece)]

Regional Governors
 1 Jan 2011 - 31 Aug 2014  Ioánnis "Giánnis" Panagióti        (b. 1953)            PASOK
                            
Sgourós
 1 Sep 2014 -             
Eiríni "Réna" Athanasíou Doúrou (f)(b. 1974)            SYRIZA

Dytikí Elláda (West Greece)

Regional Governor
 1 Jan 2011 -              Apóstolos Ioánni Katsifáras
       (b. 1959)            PASOK



Dytikí Makedonía (West Macedonia)

Macedonia (Greece)

Regional Governors
 1 Jan 2011 - 31 Aug 2014  Geórgios Konstantínou Dákis        (b. 1959)            ND
 1 Sep 2014 -              Theódoros Ioánni Karypídis         (b. 1965)           
Ind

Iónioi Nísoi (Ionian Islands)
[Ionian Islands Region
                  used by Septinsular Republic flag 1800-1807]

Regional Governors
 
1 Jan 2011 - 31 Aug 2014  Spyrídon Pétrou Spýrou             (b. 1945)            ND
 1 Sep 2014 -              Theódoros Apostólou Galiatsátos    (b. 1956)            SYRIZA



Ípeiros (Epirus)

Regional Governors
 1 Jan 2011 -              Aléxandros Georgíou Kachrimánis 
  (b. 1956)            ND


Kentrikí Makedonía (Central Macedonia)

Macedonia (Greece)

Regional Governors
 1 Jan 2011 -  7 Jan 2013  Panagiótis Charálampou Psomiádis   (b. 1948)
            ND
                             (suspended from 6 Jun 2011)
 6 Jun 2011 -  7 Jan 2013  Dionýsios Psomiádis                (b. 1940
)            ND
                             (substitute
for suspended Psomiadis)
 7 Jan 2013 -              Apóstolos-Ioánnis Georgíou
         (b. 1978)            ND  
                             Tzitzikóstas           



Kríti (Crete)

Regional Governors
 1 Jan 2011 -              Stávros Fokíona Arnaoutákis
       (b. 1956)            PASOK


Notío Aigaío (South Aegean)

Regional Governors

 1 Jan 2011 - 31 Aug 2014  Ioánnis Theofýlaktou Machairídis   (b. 1953)            PASOK
 1 Sep 2014 -              Geórgios Antoníou Chatzimárkos     (b. 1965)            ND


Pelopónnisos (Peloponnese)

Regional Governor
 1 Jan 2011 -              Pétros Panagióti Tatoúlis
         (b. 1953)           PASOK;2014 ND


Stereá Elláda (Continental Greece)

Regional Governors

 1 Jan 2011 - 31 Aug 2014  Kléarchos Ioánni Pergantás         (b. 1960)            PASOK
 1 Sep 2014 -              Konstantínos Pávlou Bakogiánnis    (b. 1978)            ND


Thessalía (Thessaly)

Regional Governor
 1 Jan 2011 -              Konstantínos Anastasíou Agorastós  (b. 1963)
           ND


Vóreio Aigaío (North Aegean)

Regional Governors
 1 Jan 2011 - 31 Aug 2014  Athanásios "Nasos" Panagióti       (b. 1950)            PASOK
                            
Giakalís 
 1 Sep 2014 -  8 Oct 2014  Efstrátios Panagióti Kýtelis       (b. 1959)            ND
                             (acting)
 8 Oct 2014 -              Christiána Doúka Kalogírou (f)     (b. 1964)            ND






 
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