ATHENS — Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, hospitalized for pneumonia, experienced heart and kidney complications early today, hospital officials said.
The 70-year-old Socialist leader, asked to form a new government by Tuesday night, was hospitalized in intensive care.
General State hospital said in a statement that Papandreou had experienced heart and kidney problems. On Saturday, the hospital had said: "The medical treatent continues and the course of the illness is considered satisfactory."
Papandreou was admitted to the hospital's cardiac section Thursday for treatment of a "respiratory infection," eight months after he underwent open heart surgery in London. A bulletin issued Friday by a medical team at the hospital said Papandreou had pneumonia.
He was given the mandate to form a new government Friday by President Christos Sartzetakis after conservatives who made election gains failed to form a governing coalition.