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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: ANDREAS PAPANDREOU (1919)


Andreas Papandreou (1919)

Andreas was the second of three generations of Papandreou men to serve as Greece’s head of state. While in exile after a 1967 military coup, he formed what would become the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (Pasok). He returned to Greece after the fall of the junta and in 1981 became the country’s first socialist premier. He resigned in 1989 amid financial scandals and mounting budget deficits, but this did not keep him from becoming prime minister again in 1993. When did his son take the reins?More… Discuss

 

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