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President of Greece


Karolos PapouliasKarolos Papoulias

Date of Birth: 4 June 1929
Birth Place: Ioannina, Greece
Political Party: Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Arrival in Power: 12 March 2005
Religion: Greek Orthodox
Profession: Jurist

Biography:


Karolos Papoulias was born in Ioannina, Greece, in 1929. He is the current President of Greece. He received a degree of law from the University of Athens and the University of Milan, and eventually a doctorate from the University of Cologne. He was first elected to parliament in 1977 and held his seat until 2004. In 2004 he ran in the presidential elections and eventually won and was sworn in, in 2005.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karolos_Papoulias

Updated on: December 18, 2011

 

 

Prime Minister of Greece


Lucas PapademosLucas Papademos

Date of Birth: 11 October 1947
Birth Place: Athens, Greece
Political Party: Independent
Arrival in Power: 11 November 2011
Religion: NA
Profession: NA

Biography:


Lucas Papademos was born in Athens, Greece, in 1947. He is the current Prime Minister of Greece. He obtained a Bachelor in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and also a Master's degree in electrical engineering and a doctorate in economics all from MIT. He worked at Colombia University and the University of Athens as a economics professor. He has worked as a Senior Economist for the Reserve Bank of Boston, he was the Chief Economist of the Bank of Greece before becoming it's Governor in 1994. In 2002 he became the Vice President at the European Central Bank, a post he held until 2010. He was selected as the new Prime Minister of Greece on November 11 2011, following the resignation of George Papandreou. Papademos faces the difficult task of leading Greece through it's current debt crisis.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucas_Papademos
http://www.primeminister.gov.gr/english/lucas-papademos/

Updated on: February 19, 2012

 

 

Former Prime Minister of Greece


George PapandreouGeorge Papandreou

Date of Birth: 16 June 1952
Birth Place: Saint Paul, United States
Political Party: Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Arrival in Power: 6 October 2009
Religion: Greek Orthodox
Profession: Sociologist

Biography:


George Papandreou was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States, in 1952. He is the current Prime Minister of Greece. He obtained a Bachelor in sociology from Amherst College, and a Master's degree from the London School of Economics. He worked as a researcher before joining Greek politics in 1981. Through his career as a parliamentarian he held several ministerial positions. He became president in 2009 following his party's victory in the general elections.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Papandreou_(junior)

Updated on: December 18, 2011