Antonis Samaras

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Antonis Samaras
Αντώνης Σαμαράς

MP
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Prime Minister of Greece
In office
20 June 2012 – 26 January 2015
President Karolos Papoulias
Deputy Evangelos Venizelos
Preceded by Panagiotis Pikrammenos
Succeeded by Alexis Tsipras
Leader of the Opposition
In office
30 November 2009 – 20 June 2012
Prime Minister George Papandreou
Preceded by George Papandreou
Succeeded by Alexis Tsipras
Leader of New Democracy
Assumed office
30 November 2009
Deputy Dimitris Avramopoulos
Preceded by Konstantinos Karamanlis
Minister of Culture and Sport
In office
8 January 2009 – 6 October 2009
Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis
Preceded by Michalis Liapis
Succeeded by Pavlos Geroulanos
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
11 April 1990 – 13 April 1992
Prime Minister Konstantinos Mitsotakis
Preceded by Georgios Papoulias
Succeeded by Konstantinos Mitsotakis
In office
23 November 1989 – 16 February 1990
Prime Minister Xenophon Zolotas
Preceded by Georgios Papoulias
Succeeded by Georgios Papoulias
Minister of Finance
In office
2 July 1989 – 12 October 1989
Prime Minister Tzannis Tzannetakis
Preceded by Dimitris Tsovolas
Succeeded by Georgios Agapitos
Member of Parliament
for Messenia
Assumed office
16 September 2007
Majority 44,954 (41.6%)
Member of Parliament
for Messenia
In office
1977–1996
Personal details
Born (1951-05-23) 23 May 1951 (age 67)
Athens, Greece
Political party New Democracy (1977-1992, 2004-present)
Political Spring (1992-2004)
Spouse(s) Georgia Kretikos
Children Lena
Costas
Residence Maximos Mansion, Athens
Alma mater Amherst College
Harvard University
Religion Greek Orthodoxy
Website Official website

Antonis Samaras (Greek: Αντώνης Σαμαράς; born 23 May 1951) is a Greek politician.[1] He became Prime Minister of Greece and Leader of New Democracy. He last served as the Minister of Finance in 1989, then Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1989 to 1990, and again from 1990 to 1992.[2] His term as prime minister ended on 26 January 2015 when he was succeeded by Alexis Tsipras.

References[change | change source]

  1. "As good as it gets". ekathimerini. 4 December 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
  2. Patrick Jackson (20 June 2012). "Profile: Greek conservative leader Antonis Samaras". BBC News.