Antonis Samaras

Greek politician

Antonis Samaras (Greek: Αντώνης Σαμαράς; born 23 May 1951) is a Greek politician.[1] He became Prime Minister of Greece and Leader of New Democracy. He last served as the Minister of Finance in 1989, then Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1989 to 1990, and again from 1990 to 1992.[2] His term as prime minister ended on 26 January 2015 when he was succeeded by Alexis Tsipras.

Antonis Samaras
Αντώνης Σαμαράς

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Prime Minister of Greece
In office
20 June 2012 – 26 January 2015
PresidentKarolos Papoulias
DeputyEvangelos Venizelos
Preceded byPanagiotis Pikrammenos
Succeeded byAlexis Tsipras
Leader of the Opposition
In office
30 November 2009 – 20 June 2012
Prime MinisterGeorge Papandreou
Preceded byGeorge Papandreou
Succeeded byAlexis Tsipras
Leader of New Democracy
Assumed office
30 November 2009
DeputyDimitris Avramopoulos
Preceded byKonstantinos Karamanlis
Minister of Culture and Sport
In office
8 January 2009 – 6 October 2009
Prime MinisterKostas Karamanlis
Preceded byMichalis Liapis
Succeeded byPavlos Geroulanos
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
11 April 1990 – 13 April 1992
Prime MinisterKonstantinos Mitsotakis
Preceded byGeorgios Papoulias
Succeeded byKonstantinos Mitsotakis
In office
23 November 1989 – 16 February 1990
Prime MinisterXenophon Zolotas
Preceded byGeorgios Papoulias
Succeeded byGeorgios Papoulias
Minister of Finance
In office
2 July 1989 – 12 October 1989
Prime MinisterTzannis Tzannetakis
Preceded byDimitris Tsovolas
Succeeded byGeorgios Agapitos
Member of Parliament
for Messenia
Assumed office
16 September 2007
Majority44,954 (41.6%)
Member of Parliament
for Messenia
In office
Personal details
Born (1951-05-23) 23 May 1951 (age 71)
Athens, Greece
Political partyNew Democracy (1977-1992, 2004-present)
Political Spring (1992-2004)
Spouse(s)Georgia Kretikos
ResidenceMaximos Mansion, Athens
Alma materAmherst College
Harvard University
WebsiteOfficial website


  1. "As good as it gets". ekathimerini. 4 December 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
  2. Patrick Jackson (20 June 2012). "Profile: Greek conservative leader Antonis Samaras". BBC News.