June 26, 1989
Caretaker Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, who contracted pneumonia a day after his Greek election defeat last week, has been placed on a dialysis machine in critical condition with kidney complications, his doctors said. A team of two heart specialists and three kidney specialists arrived from London, and they were taken immediately to Athens General Hospital. Papandreou, 70, was admitted to the hospital late Thursday with respiratory problems, which later developed into heart and kidney trouble.
May 24, 1989 |
Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, whose affair with an airline stewardess has hurt his party in the opinion polls, could marry his girlfriend before next month's elections, lawyers said today. Papandreou, 70, filed a new petition for divorce Tuesday and his American wife, Margaret, appeared to agree unconditionally to end their 39-year marriage by mutual consent. "I will bring no obstacles in the divorce. The sooner this case ends the better," she told reporters after her husband's petition was filed in an Athens court.
March 1, 1989 |
Premier Andreas Papandreou's daughter said today her father's live-in girlfriend has isolated him from his family. Sofia Papandreou-Katsaneva, 34, told the left-wing daily Eleftherotypia that Dimitra Liani had ruined her relationship with her father. "I can't believe that everything that's happened has happened with his volition," she said. Papandreou, 70, has been living with the 34-year-old airline stewardess since he underwent open-heart surgery in September.
July 12, 1989 |
Defeated Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, 70, plans to marry his mistress, 34-year-old airline hostess Dimitra Liani, Thursday but a series of political scandals will block any honeymoon plans. The socialist politician, whose three-year affair caused constant headlines, is a target of criminal investigation into multimillion-dollar scandals that helped cause his crushing electoral defeat in June.
April 16, 1989 |
The county jail here was built in 1813, the year after Charles Dickens was born, and Dickensian is the word for it: crumbling brick walls, grimy cells and clanging steel gates, plus nice 19th-Century touches like brass handrails and hardwood floors. It is an improbable base of operations for a fugitive millionaire who may soon bring down the government of Greece. But in a dank little cell, next to a man accused of killing his girlfriend's baby, paces the one-time boy wonder of Athens' financial district, a banker named George Koskotas.
June 9, 1989 |
An Athens court today granted Premier Andreas Papandreou a divorce, ending his 38-year marriage to his American-born wife, Margaret. The court issued the divorce on the basis of a suit Papandreou filed March 30 saying the couple had been separated for at least four years, a court spokesman said. The 70-year-old Papandreou has been living with former airline hostess Dimitra Liani, 35, since October. Papandreou married the former Margaret Chant, 66, of Elmhurst, Ill., in 1951.