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10.01.2017 - 18: 03

Ex-Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou will be judged for false campaign promises

Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou 19 January brought before the Court of First Instance of Athens - it will be judged for false statements on the eve of the election on the economic situation in the country and claims that to fulfill campaign promises in the budget, "the money is there," said the publication site "Naftemporiki" .

Papandreou was prime minister in 2009-2011 years. Papandreou belongs to the most famous political dynasties in Greece. Grandfather and father of George Papandreou has repeatedly been the prime minister since the Second World War. In the fall of Papandreou 2009 years as head of the center-left PASOK party won a triumphant election, and almost immediately announced that his predecessors in power hide the true size of the budget deficit. When it 2010 Greece in the spring of the year it became the first country in the euro zone, which is addressed to the EU and the IMF for financial support and signed a memorandum under which forced to coordinate all activities in exchange for loans.

A lawsuit filed a captain of the third rank in retirement Panagiotis Stamatis, which requires the former chairman of PASOK pay 260 thousand euros plus interest as compensation for moral damage caused by Papandreou, and "unlawful infringement of rights in connection with the campaign promises that were not fulfilled ".

Stamatis and filed a lawsuit against former prime minister of treason, deception of voters and spreading false information, charges that are punishable by imprisonment for a term from three months to life imprisonment.

Former chairman of PASOK in the parliamentary elections in 2009 year, said that "the question is not where to find the money and where the money will be spent, because the money is there, we 31 billion euro uncollected taxes." The phrase "The money is there" has become a household name in Greece.

Papandreou will be judged without filing a prior request to parliament to lift the immunity, as during the pre-election promises, he was not a deputy.

A source: RIA News

Author: Gennady Melnik

Tags: Greece, Economy, Court, Politics