November 22, 1989 |
Greek political leaders agreed to form an all-party national unity government, ending a 16-day crisis since the inconclusive election this month. Former central bank governor Xenophon Zolotas, 85, will be the premier in the new government, which will serve until elections next April. The move to form an all-party government headed off a vote Dec. 17, which would have been the third time Greeks have gone to the polls this year.
November 7, 1989 |
Complete official election returns confirmed Monday that Greek voters had failed for the second time in five months to choose a new government, and President Christos Sartzetakis asked caretaker Prime Minister Yannis Gravis to remain in office while the dust settles. Conservatives who finished first in Sunday's vote but fell short of the necessary majority said they will try to form a one-party minority government to break the left-right impasse.
November 6, 1989 |
A country searching in economic distress for a new government failed again to find one Sunday when Greek national elections solidified a left-right stalemate. Nearly complete returns in parliamentary voting early today mirrored results of an inconclusive June election in which conservatives wrested a plurality from socialist foes but fell tantalizingly short of the majority needed to form a one-party government.
October 10, 1989
Your editorial "Progress, by Many Measures" (Sept. 26) notes the progress in Soviet arms negotiations. You give deserved credit to the Bush Administration for the "welcome willingness to talk candidly about the differences." However, you also state that the Soviet attitude was a direct result of the fact that they "could not hope to keep up with American advances in military technology if it diverted scarce resources to its civilian economy."
September 28, 1989 |
Dismissing claims of innocence by former Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, the Greek Parliament early today ordered Papandreou to face criminal charges of influence peddling and accepting huge bribes at the head of a government that gorged on corruption.
September 27, 1989 |
Terrorist gunmen murdered a prominent conservative politician here Tuesday, injecting violence for the first time into the worst political scandal in modern Greek history. Practiced Marxist killers who are among the most lethal and successful terrorists in Europe fatally shot 54-year-old member of Parliament Pavlos Bakoyannis at his downtown office building Tuesday morning. They escaped.
September 21, 1989 |
Former Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, the one-time populist hero who ruled Greece for eight years, has been ordered to stand trial on charges of illegally bugging the phones of friend and foe alike. The 300-seat Parliament voted Wednesday night that Papandreou, 70, should be tried by a special court of senior judges over allegations of widespread telephone bugging while his Socialist administration was in power.