Makis Voridis was born in Athens in 1964. He graduated from Athens College and obtained a degree in Law, from the University of Athens. He holds a Master of Law from the University of London, specialized in International Commercial Law and in Criminal Law. He is fluent both in English and French.

In 1992 he served in the Army, as a Cadet Reserve Officer of Artillery, leader of his series of the Artillery School and was released qualifying the rank of Lieutenant. He has been practicing Law in Athens for the last 29 years specialized in International Commercial Law and in Criminal Law. He is married to Danai Michelakou, pediatrician and they have two children.

In September 2007 he was elected for the first time as a member of Greek Parliament, and was re-elected in October 2009, in the Attica Region. In November 2011, he was appointed as Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and public transportation Networks, during the coalition Government of political parties PASOK-NEW DEMOCRACY-LAOS, under Prime Minister Loukas Papadimos. At the elections of May 6th 2012, he was elected as a member of Parliament, Attica electoral District under the Political Party “New Democracy”, ranking first position in the Election Ballot. From 2012 until 2014 he was the Parliamentary Representative of Political Party “New Democracy”. He was re-elected during the elections of June 17th 2012 (Election List).

In June 2013 he was assigned as President of the Political Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). In June 2014 he was appointed Minister of Health under Prime Minister Antonios Samaras. He was re-elected at the elections of 15th January and 20th September of 2015, with the Political party of “New Democracy”, in the Attica Region. In January 2016, the President of political Party “New Democracy”, appointed him as Divisional Director of Internal Affairs. Ιn July 2017 he was elected President of the Special Immigration Committee of the Parliament Assembly of OSCE.

In July 7th 2019 he was re-elected as a member of Parliament of East Attica A’ District, under the Political Party of “New Democracy” and was appointed Minister of Rural Development and Food.

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