Papandreou Wins Greek Elections, Gains Majority

Greek Socialist Party leader George Papandreou, bottom right, is greeted by supporters

Greek Socialist Party leader George Papandreou, bottom right, is greeted by supporters

ATHENS, Greece – Two years ago, when George Papandreou led Greece’s Socialist party to its worst election result in three decades, he was widely derided as an ineffective politician.
The son and grandson of Greek prime ministers, Papandreou was seen by critics as a pale shadow of his dynamic and charismatic father, Andreas Papandreou, who founded the Panhellenic Socialist Movement party, or PASOK, and led it with an iron fist to three election victories from 1981-1993.


Now, at 57, Papandreou has come into his own after leading his party to a resounding victory over Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis’ conservative New Democracy.
Many consider this more a rejection of a failed government than a personal endorsement of Papandreou, but he won Sunday’s vote by an unexpectedly wide margin and a secure parliamentary majority.

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3 responses to “Papandreou Wins Greek Elections, Gains Majority

  1. audiegrl

    I guess Socialist’s don’t bother the people of Greece. 😉 Glenn Beck will find a way to tie this to Barack Obama.

    Wonder what he is going to write on his blackboard tomorrow? What else does the word ‘greece’ spell? Please keep in mind, Glenn is not required to use the letters that are actually in the word…

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