Greek Socialists Oust New Democracy Party

Oct. 6, 2009, midnight

Following the election victory of his Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) last weekend, incoming Greek Prime Minister George PAPANDREOU on Tuesday named a new cabinet. The PASOK-led government replaces Prime Minister Kostas KARAMANLIS' New Democracy Party (ND) after five years in opposition. PASOK outperformed most pre-election polls, winning 44 percent of votes to ND's 34 percent. PAPANDREOU'S father formed the party in 1974 following the collapse of a military junta.

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