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Andreas Papandreou

September 3 Marks 41st Anniversary of PASOK in Greek Politics

On September 3, 1974 Andreas Papandreou formed the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK), the party that ruled for 20 years and marked post-dictatorship politics in Greece. Papandreou, son of Georgios Papandreou who was in Greek politics from 1923 until 1967 and...

PASOK Elects Fofi Gennimata as 5th Party President

Fofi Gennimata was elected as the 5th PASOK President with 51% of the votes. The election took place during the party's 10th conference. On Sunday morning, June 14, party members and friends cast their votes in order to determine who...

Wikileaks Doc from 1978 on Karamanlis, Papandreou and 'Blessed Greece'

"PRIME MINISTER KARAMANLIS AND OPPOSITION LEADER PAPANDREOU, THE MEN WHO SPEAK FOR THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF GREEKS, SEEM TO AGREE ON ONE THING AT LEAST -- THAT GREECE IS A NATION IN SEARCH OF AN IDENTITY. GEOGRAPHICALLY ON THE...

German Historian: Rich Greeks Evade Taxes Since 1830

"The rich were exempt from taxes since the birth of the Greek state in 1830," said German historian Heinz Richter, criticizing Greek political parties. The German historian and author is professor emeritus of modern Greek and Cypriot history at the...

Lagarde List Scandal: Former Greek Socialist FinMin States he is Being Made a 'Scapegoat'

Former Greek socialist PASOK finance minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou is to stand before the court on Wednesday morning over charges of allegedly tampering with the Lagarde list that contained the names of more than 2,000 affluent Greeks with cash deposits...

Alexis Tsipras May Follow in Andreas Papandreou's Footsteps

Alexis Tsipras will either prove to be a new Hugo Chávez or a reformist like Former Brazilian President Lula, noted the Financial Times in an article regarding the Greek elections, pointing out that a key question is whether the...

Papandreou Name Out of Parliament After 92 Years

Former prime minister and PASOK leader George Papandreou will not be in the new Greek parliament after his new party failed to receive enough votes to be elected. This is the first time after 92 years that the Papandreou name...

PASOK: Papandreou's Decision to Launch Own Party an 'Immoral Action'

PASOK wrathfully responded to news that its former leader George Papandreou, son of the party's founder Andreas Papandreou, was moving ahead with plans to launch his own party. In her first announcement as PASOK spokeswoman in the run-up to Greece's general elections,...

Emblematic PASOK Figure Yiannis Charalampopoulos Passes Away

Emblematic PASOK figure Yiannis Charalampopoulos has passed away this morning at age 95. Charalampopoulos was a prominent member of the Andreas Papandreou government. Yiannis Charalampopoulos served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of National Defence. He also served as...

Is SYRIZA the New PASOK?

In October 1981, a major transformation occurred in Greek politics. It was the first time in Greece's history that a socialist party won the elections and came to power. The victory of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PA.SO.K.) over the conservative New...