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History and News
- 22 Sep 1996: PASOK under Simitis wins elections with 41,5%.
- July 1996: Costas Simitis wins 54% of PASOK delegates against his party-opponent Akis Tsochatzopoulos.
- 23 June 1996: Death of one of the most successful (and controversial) Greek leaders of the century, Andreas George Papandreou.
- Jan 1996: Papandreou surrenders his Prime Ministerhip because of serious sickness. Costas Simitis becomes new Prime Minister.
- 1981, 1985, 1993: Papandreou wins elections, the last one with 47% after narrowly escaping charges of corruption.
- 1980: Membership in the EU.
- 11 June 1975: Adoption of the new Constitution, renewing the parliamentary democracy of Greece.
- 1975, 1977: Karamanlis wins elections.
- 1974: Following the Cyprus crisis, the military regime resigns and a referendum favors parliamentary democracy. Karamanlis and Papandreou return to Greece, founding two new parties (New Democracy and Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement PASOK). Karamanlis forms a government of "National Unity".
- 1973: The Papadopoulos regime collapses under an internal military coup.
- 1967: The colonels' putsch installs the dictatorial regime under G. Papadopoulos; the political leadership is exiled.
- 1958: Revision of the constitution.
- 1952: Membership in NATO.
- 1946-1949: Civil war.
- 1941-1944: Occupation by German troops.
- 1936-1941: Dictatorship of I. Metaxas.
- 1935: Monarchy is reinstated under King George II.
- 1927: Constitution of the "Second Greek Republic".
- 1924: Proclamation of the Greek Republic.
- 1922: Defeat of Greece in the war against Turkey in Minor Asia. 1,5 million of Greek refugees flee in mainland.
- 1912-13: Balkan wars.
- 1911: Revision of the Constitution by E. Venizelos. Foundation of the rule of law in Greece.
- 1875: Foundation of parliamentary regime.
- 1864: New Constitution.
- 1844: The first Constitution of the Greek independent State.
- 1830: Declaration of an independent Greek kingdom.
- 1821-1827: Revolution and war of Independence.
- 1453-1821: Turkish rule.
- 330-1453: Byzantine Empire.
- 197 B.C.: Beginning of Roman rule.
- 336-323 B.C.: Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia, student of Aristotle, founds the Helenistic Empire.
- 431-404 B.C.: Peloponnesian war.
- 446-429 B.C.: Periclean time. Golden age of Athens.
- 490-479 B.C.: Persian wars (Marathon, Salamis, Platää).
- 509 B.C.: Foundation of democracy by Kleisthenes.
- 600 B.C.: New Constitution by Solon in Athens.
- 2nd millennium B.C.: Minoan and Cycladic civilizations.
For methodology see:
Comparing Constitutions and International Constitutional Law.
1994 - 27.6.2020
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