Papandreou


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Papandreou

Andreas (George) . 1919--96, Greek economist and socialist politician; prime minister (1981--89; 1993--96)
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In his campaign rallies, Papandreou vowed the name Macedonia represented Greece's very soul, thus assuring the public of his future tough-resolve approach.
Papandreou expressed his fears that SYRIZA's program may end up fueling the nationalist and xenophobic climate in Europe, but noted that he would consider an alliance, provided SYRIZA changes.
Addressing to the hall at Benaki Museum in Athens, Papandreou underlined a society which brings humanity into the forefront and dominated by law and justice.
Papandreou, the son of one of Greece's most prominent political dynasties, led his country as the euro zone crisis broke before being ousted in 2011 over a botched effort to hold a national referendum on Greece's international bailout.
Two Greek newspapers reported Margaret Papandreou is behind the largest account on the "Lagarde List" of more than 2,000 Greeks hiding millions in Switzerland.
Andreas Papandreou, the father of Prime Minister George Papandreou, was a radical socialist, both as an academic economist and as a politician.
It is time both parties realized it is us who are going to solve the issue because however good the mediators we are the ones to live with the outcome, we are going to remain neighbors and we will have to look at each other without fear but respect," Papandreou said.
On a day that was bizarre and chaotic even by Greek political standards, Papandreou wished his successor well and headed off to meet the president -- only for it to emerge that there was no successor due to feuding in the political parties.
Papandreou has been seen leaving the Parliament building a little bit after midnight, after, the now 3-day-long negotiations with opposition leader, Antonis Samaras (New Democracy) have once again stalled, despite strong pressure from EU to find a solution of the political crisis, which is threatening the eurozone.
In a television address before heading to meet the president, Papandreou wished the new prime minister well without giving any name and declared that Greece had avoided bankruptcy.
The president's office announced the deal after Papandreou and opposition leader Antonis Samaras attended crisis talks, hosted by President Karolos Papoulias.
Greece's ruling socialist party led by Prime Minister George Papandreou continued negotiations late Saturday with opposition conservatives for a coalition government to save the nation from bankruptcy, but the talks have been difficult as the opposition party flatly rejected the idea.