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George Papandreou

14 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 20 February 2010

Jonathan Maitland profiles the Greek prime minister George Papandreou, the man whose job it is to steer his country through its economic crisis. He comes from a long political dynasty: both his father and grandfather also held the top job in Greece. George Papandreou Jnr has led an eventful life; as a teenager he had a gun pointed to his head during an army coup. But is he tough enough to deal with his country's vast public debts?

Interviewees include Baroness Kinnock and Papandreou's brother, Nikos.


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