|Γεώργιος A. Παπανδρέου |
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Georgios A. Papandreou (Greek: Γεώργιος Α. Παπανδρέου, [ʝeˈorʝios papanˈðreu]; born 16 June 1952), commonly anglicized to George and shortened to Γιώργος (Yórgos, [ˈʝoɾɣos]) in Greek, is the current Prime Minister of Greece following his party's victory in the 2009 legislative election. His family comes from a long standing political dynasty. He previously served as Minister for National Education and Religious Affairs (1988–1989 and 1994–1996) and was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1999 to 2004. Following his grandfather George Papandreou sr. and his father Andreas Papandreou, he is the third member of the Papandreou family to serve as the country's prime minister. Papandreou has been leader of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) party since February 2004. In 2006 he became President of the Socialist International. George Papandreou became the 182nd Prime Minister of Greece on October 6, 2009.