Three Candidates Up for PASOK Leadership After President Steps Down

venizelos PASOK MPs Fofi Gennimata, Odysseas Konstantinopoulos and Andreas Loverdos will compete for the party’s leadership, after Evangelos Venizelos, who chaired the party since 2012, announced in a party congress late on Saturday he is stepping down.

Following a lengthy speech, Venizelos said he will continue to be active in the party and Greek politics.

PASOK members will now have to select one of the three contenders in a nationwide party vote next Sunday, June 14. After securing the backing of a minimum of 10% of the delegates, the three candidates took to the podium to present their views on the party’s future.

PASOK was the junior coalition partner in the previous New Democracy-led government of Antonis Samaras, who lost the January 25 elections.

(source: ana-mpa)


  1. Evangelos Venizelos, was born Turkoglu, which translated from Turkish means “son of Turk”, but changed it to Evangelos Venizelos in order to advance in his political career.

    This information was communicated by the U.S. Embassy to Athens, and was revealed through the site “Wikileaks”

    This revolting obese “Son of a Turk” hid the Lagarde list in his home for 2 years and is implicated up to his fat neck in the submarine scandal. He is perhaps the most corrupt politician alive in Greece today, asides perhaps from Antonis Samaras who used his position in 2013 as Prime Minister of Greece to instruct corrupt judicial officials to order the mass arrests of GD MPs because Golden Dawn was drawing support away from New Democracy! This was revealed in a secretly video taped confession made by Antonis Samaras’s Chief of Staff Takis Baltakos.

  2. There is no evidence Samaras is “corrupt”. Lying only indicates the people doing the slander are corrupt themselves.