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About George Papandreou

George Papandreou was foreign minister of Greece from 1999–2004 and prime minister of Greece from 2009 - November 11, 2011. He is the current president of Socialist International and founder of Greek political party KIDISO (Movement of Democratic Socialists).

Articles by George Papandreou

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The last of the Papandreous?

During elections for change - and the first Greek Parliament for 92 years without a Papandreou in it - Adam Ramsay spoke with former scion of the Greek ruling class, George Papandreou.

Towards a Red-Green People’s Europe

The president of PASOK and of the Socialist International addressed the German Green party in an audience including Dany le Vert and Cem Özdemir, the first son of Turkish guest workers to enter mainstream German politics, in Kiel on November 25. This is the text of his speech – a tour de horizon of the key elements of an alternative, democratic People’s Europe which he says just needs some time to re-occupy.

'Go ahead George, change it all': George Papandreou interviewed

This interview took place over five years ago and was first published on 6 - 12 - 2004. Greece’s former foreign minister had taken over the leadership of Pasok a few weeks before the elections of March 2004. The party lost, removing it from power. Here he  tells openDemocracy’s Anthony Barnett of his ambitious plans to reinvent the way democratic politics is conducted at the start of his long road back. He lost the next general election in 2007 but won a convincing victory in 2009.
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