|Minister of Education and Research|
10 June 2014 –27 January 2015
|Prime Minister||Antonis Samaras|
|Preceded by||Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos|
|Succeeded by||Aristides Baltas (Culture, Education and Religious Affairs)|
|Minister of Health and Social Solidarity|
7 September 2010 –17 May 2012
|Prime Minister|| George Papandreou |
|Preceded by||Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou|
|Succeeded by||Christos Kittas|
|Minister of Labour and Social Security|
7 October 2009 –7 September 2010
|Prime Minister||George Papandreou|
|Preceded by||Fani Palli-Petralia (Employment and Social Protection)|
|Succeeded by||Louka Katseli|
|Born||15 May 1956|
|Political party|| Panhellenic Socialist Movement (Before 2012; 2014–present)|
Radical Movement of Social Democratic Alliance (2012–2013)
Agreement for the New Greece (2013–2014)
|Olive Tree (2014–present)|
|Alma mater|| University of Thessaloniki |
Free University of Brussels, French
Andreas Loverdos (Greek : Ανδρέας Λοβέρδος [anˈðreas loˈverðos] ; born 15 May 1956) is a Greek politician who was Minister for Education and Religious Affairs from 2014 to 2015.
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as Minister of Employment and Social Protection
| Minister of Labour and Social Security |
| Succeeded by|
| Minister of Health and Social Solidarity |
| Succeeded by|
| Minister of Education and Research |
| Succeeded by|
as Minister of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs