Hanging It Out in Public: Papandreou's peccadilloes

Papandreou's peccadilloes may bring his downfall

These days the life of recuperating Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, 69, is more Hollywood soap opera than Greek tragedy. His countrymen are regaled almost daily with tattle about his highly public love affair with Olympic Airways flight attendant Dimitra Liani, 34, and contentious divorce from American wife Margaret, 64, after 37 years of marriage. Liani, not Margaret, tended his bedside during recent surgery.

Much of Europe joined in the snickering last week after Papandreou flaunted his ample young mistress at a European Community summit meeting for which he was host on the Greek island of Rhodes. Photos of the enraptured and...

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