On 9 January 1919, Kafantaris joined the Cabinet of Greece under Prime Minister of Greece Eleftherios Venizelos as Minister of Agriculture. He went on to disagree with him as far as holding the Greek legislative election, 1920 while the Hellenic Army was still involved in the Greco-Turkish War. Venizelos accepted his resignation on 4 February 1920.
He only returned following the defeat of Greece in the Greco-Turkish War and was named Minister of Justice. On 19 February 1924, Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos resigned due to health reasons and nominated Kafantaris as his successor. Kafantaris served as Prime Minister for almost a month and then resigned himself on 12 March 1924 after a failed assassination attempt. He was succeeded by Alexandros Papanastasiou.
He died in Athens in 1946, and is buried in the First Cemetery of Athens.
| Prime Minister of Greece
19 February 1924 – 12 March 1924
The 11 September 1922 Revolution (Greek: Επανάσταση της 11ης Σεπτεμβρίου 1922) was an uprising by the Greek army and navy against the government in Athens. The revolution took place on 11 September [N.S. 24 September] 1922.1928 Greek legislative election
Parliamentary elections were held in Greece on 19 August 1928. The result was a victory for the Liberal Party, which won 178 of the 250 seats.1932 Greek legislative election
Parliamentary elections were held in Greece on 25 September 1932. All 254 seats in the Lower House of the Greek Parliament, the Vouli, were elected, as well as one-third of the seats in the Senate. The outcome was an ambivalent result for the two biggest parties, the Liberal Party of Eleftherios Venizelos and the People's Party. The People's Party received a plurality of votes in the Lower House elections, but won fewer seats than the Liberal Party. The Liberals also won the most seats in the Senate.
These were the last elections for the Senate, as it was abolished in 1935.1933 Greek legislative election
Parliamentary elections were held in Greece on 5 March 1933. The pro-monarchist People's Party emerged as the largest party, winning 118 of the 248 seats in Parliament, ending the predominance of Eleftherios Venizelos' Liberal Party. The results triggered an attempted coup by Venizelist officers. A military emergency government under Alexandros Othonaios was instituted which suppressed the revolt, and was succeeded by a People's Party cabinet under Panagis Tsaldaris on 10 March.1936 Greek legislative election
Parliamentary elections were held in Greece on 26 January 1936. The Liberal Party emerged as the largest party in Parliament, winning 126 of the 300 seats.23 October 1862 Revolution
The 23 October 1862 Revolution was a popular insurrection which led to the overthrow of King Otto of Greece. Starting on 18 October in Vonitsa, it soon spread to other cities and reached Athens on 22 October.Centre Union
The Centre Union (EK, Greek: Ένωσις Κέντρου, Enosis Kentrou (ΕΚ)) was a Greek political party, created in 1961 by Georgios Papandreou.Deputy Prime Minister of Greece
The Deputy Prime Minister of Greece (Greek: Αντιπρόεδρος της Κυβερνήσεως, "Vice-President of the Government"; older form: Αντιπρόεδρος του Υπουργικού Συμβουλίου, "Vice-President of the Ministerial Council") is the second senior-most member of the Greek Cabinet. Despite the English translation of the title, he does not actually deputize for the Prime Minister, rather it is a mostly honorific post for senior ministers, and is usually combined with another senior government portfolio (traditionally either Foreign Affairs, Finance or Defence) or a coordinating role over several ministries. The post is not permanent, rather it is created on an ad hoc basis, usually for the leaders of junior parties in coalition cabinets, and may be held by more than one person at once.
The current Deputy Prime Minister is Yannis Dragasakis, member of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) in the coalition cabinet of Alexis Tsipras (SYRIZA–ANEL coalition).Efthymios Tsimikalis
Efthymios Tsimikalis (Greek: Ευθύμιος Τσιμικάλης, 1879–1943) was a Hellenic Army officer who rose to the rank of lieutenant general. He was particularly notable for this role in World War I and in the politics of the interwar period in Greece.First National Assembly at Epidaurus
The First National Assembly of Epidaurus (Greek: Αʹ Εθνοσυνέλευση της Επιδαύρου, 1821–1822) was the first meeting of the Greek National Assembly, a national representative political gathering of the Greek revolutionaries.Fragkista
Fragkista (Greek: Φραγκίστα) is a former municipality in Evrytania, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Agrafa, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 177.261 km2. Population 1,547 (2011).Idionymon
The term idionymon (Greek: ιδιώνυμο, "special illegal act", delictum sui generis) was defined by a Greek law, voted in 1929 (Law 4229), after being introduced by the Eleftherios Venizelos government. It was a law "concerning safety measures for the social establishment and protection of the freedom". It was aiming to penalize the "insurrectional" ideas and in particular to fire prosecution against communists, anarchists and enforce repression against the unionist mobilizations.
The law prescribed a penalty for more than six months imprisonment for everyone "who tries to apply ideas that have as an obvious target the violent overthrow of the current social system, or who acts in propagandizing their application...". It was the first legal measure against the Communist Party of Greece and initiated a series of urgent legislation acts, established by the Greek state against the left wing. The idionymon accusation was enough for the government to ban and dissolve most of the workers organizations at the end of 1930. According to the law, the strike was no more a means for promoting political requests, but a disturbance of the social peace and unionism was an illegal act.
The establishment of the idionymon resulted from the perceived need to defend the gains of the (partially completed) reformation towards a bourgeois democracy in Greece, mainly led by Venizelos' Liberal party. The Second Hellenic Republic was inherently unstable, and furthermore, by the late 1920s, the old political dualism between Venizelists and Royalists was beginning to be threatened by agitation in the emerging working class. The defeat of the Asia Minor Campaign in 1922, which resulted in the arrival of over 1.5 million refugees, mostly impoverished and living in atrocious conditions, resulted in the emergence, for the first time, of a large urban working class, to whom the radical/communist ideas of the Russian Revolution might appeal.
Two of the leaders of the liberal opposition in Parliament, Alexandros Papanastasiou and Georgios Kafantaris, had expressed strong disagreement during the vote. It is remarkable that Eleftherios Venizelos rejected Papanastasiou's proposal to use idionymon not only against communists, but also against fascists, although it is perhaps understandable in light of their low political presence in Greece (relative to socialists) and Venizelos' ongoing diplomatic rapprochement with Fascist Italy.
Following the establishment of the dictatorial "4th of August Regime" in 1936, the idionymon formed the basis for Compulsory Law 117/1936, which featured harsher provisions, including five-year jail terms and internal exile.Liberal Party (Greece)
The Liberal Party (Greek: Κόμμα Φιλελευθέρων [ˈkoma filelefˈθeɾon] (listen), literally "Party of Liberals"), also the National Progressive Centre Union (Εθνική Προοδευτική Ένωσις Κέντρου) since 1952, was a major political party in Greece during the early-to-mid 20th century. It was founded in August 1910 by Eleftherios Venizelos and went on to dominate Greek politics for a considerable number of years until its decline following the Second World War. Among its most well-known members, apart from Venizelos, were Alexandros Papanastasiou, Nikolaos Plastiras, Georgios Papandreou and Konstantinos Mitsotakis.
Since its founding, the party's emblem had been the anchor, Venizelos had brought with him from Crete.Minister of State (Greece)
The Minister of State of Greece (Greek: Υπουργός Επικρατείας) is a member of the Greek Cabinet.
The current Minister of State is Alekos Flambouraris , serving in the Second Cabinet of Alexis Tsipras since 5 November 2015.National Progressive Center Union
The National Progressive Center Union (Greek: Εθνική Προοδευτική Ένωση Κέντρου (ΕΠΕΚ), EPEK) was a Greek political party.New Party (Greece)
The New Party or the Modernist Party (Greek: Νεωτεριστικόν Κόμμα, Neoteristikon Komma) was a reformist Greek political party.Progressive Party (Greece, Kafantaris)
The Progressive Party (Greek: Προοδευτικό Κόμμα) was a political party in Greece in the 1920s and 1930s led by Georgios Kafantaris.Union of Centrists
The Union of Centrists (Greek: Ένωση Κεντρώων, Enosi Kentroon) is a centrist and liberal political party in Greece. The leader and founder of the party is Vassilis Leventis. It strongly supports Greece's remaining an integral part of the European Union.Venizelism
Venizelism (Greek: Βενιζελισμός) was one of the major political movements in Greece from the 1900s until the mid-1970s.