Greek politician Andreas Papandreou on Tuesday (3 September) formally announced the formation of a new political party at a news conference in athens ...
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Background: Greek politician Andreas Papandreou on Tuesday (3 September) formally announced the formation of a new political party at a news conference in athens ... his first since returning form a self-imposed exile last month.
The new party -- the Panhellenic Socialist Movement -- aims top create a State, free form foreign control and intervention. It also wants Greece to transform into a Socialist country.
Fifty-five-year-old Mr. Papandreou told newsmen the Greek economy had been infiltrated and eroded by the United States and Western multi-national companies.
Mr. Papandreou said Greece had been transformed into "an advanced nuclear guard post of the Pentagon". He said Greece should complete its break with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). (After the war in Cyprus, Greece withdrew its military support from NATO). Mr. Papandreou said his country should follow an active, independent foreign policy and withdraw its political support from the alliance.
Mr. Papandreou, the son of former Prime Minister George Papandreou and a former Minister himself, is considered the main threat to the political supremacy of Greek Premier Constantine Karamanlis.