Jerry Springer Politics in Greece

by Costas Douzinas

A sense of deja vu has dominated the Greek election campaign. The protagonists, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and leader of the opposition George Papandreou, have been repeating earlier skirmishes between Costas Karamanlis senior (uncle of the prime minister), the rightwing leader of postwar Greece, and George Papandreou senior in the 50s and 60s, and Andreas Papandreou (grandfather and father of the opposition leader) in the 70s and 80s. The Karamanlis and Papandreou families have dominated political life for 60 years, creating two dynasties that have nothing to envy from the classical Atreides or the Kennedy clans. more

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