Political Committee of National Liberation

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Political Committee of National Liberation (Greek Πολιτική Επιτροπή Εθνικής Απελευθέρωσης), abbreviated PEEA) was the government formed in the mountainous village of Viniani, Evritania prefecture, on March 10, 1944, while Greece was still under Axis occupation.

This "government of the mountains", as people called it, initially consisted of Colonel Evripidis Bakirtzis as Prime Minister, Manolis Mantakas as Secretary of Transportation, Giorgos Siantos as Secretary of the Military, Kostas Gavriilidis as Secretary of the Economy and Elias Tsirimokos as Secretary of Justice.

Later, Alexandros Svolos would replace Bakirtzis as PM with the latter becoming his Vice President.

It was one of three governments that existed at the same time claiming to be the legitimate government of Greece - the quisling government in Athens and the government-in-exile in Cairo being the other two.