Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos was elected as the new leader of the socialist PASOK party on Sunday in internal elections, ahead of the early general polls due later this spring.
Over 200,000 party members participated in the procedure across Greece.
“Greek citizens reiterated today that they want a strong progressive leadership to manage the crisis. .. Today I assume the responsibility to lead a joint effort aiming at the country’s rebirth,” Venizelos said.
On his vote on Sunday, Papandreou expressed confidence that PASOK will remain a pillar of stability in a country changing for the better.