George Papandreou

Politician

1952 –

72

Who is George Papandreou?

Georgios A. Papandreou, commonly anglicised to George and shortened to Γιώργος in Greek, is a Greek politician who served as Prime Minister of Greece following his party's victory in the 2009 legislative election. Belonging to a political dynasty of long standing, he previously served as Minister for National Education and Religious Affairs and Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1999 to 2004. Following his grandfather Georgios Papandreou and his father Andreas Papandreou, he was the third member of the Papandreou family to serve as the country's prime minister. Papandreou was leader of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement party from February 2004 until March 2012, and President of the Socialist International since January 2006. George Papandreou became the 182nd Prime Minister of Greece on 6 October 2009. He resigned on 11 November 2011 to make way for a national unity government charged with tackling the Greek government debt crisis.

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Born
Jun 16, 1952
Saint Paul
Also known as
  • Georgios Papandreou
  • Giorgios Andreas Papandreou
  • Georgios A. Papandreou
  • Georgios Andreas Papandreou Jr.
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Greek Orthodox Church
  • Church of Greece
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Greece
Profession
Education
  • Amherst College
    Sociology
    (1970 - 1975)
  • Postgraduate education, London School of Economics and Political Science
    (1975 - 1977)
  • Stockholm University
  • Harvard University
  • Athens College
  • King City Secondary School
Lived in
  • Minnesota
  • Maximos Mansion

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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