Pipinelis studied law and served for many years as a diplomat in various Greek embassies - Budapest (1936), Sofia (1940), etc. He became Foreign Minister between 1947-1950. In 1952, Pipinelis became the permanent representative of Greece in NATO.
In 1963, he was appointed Prime Minister of Greece for a short time. During his tenure, his main accomplishment was to change the electoral system to lessen the impact of a certain defeat for his party. In spite of this, Georgios Papandreou and the Centre Union party, in a repeat election ousted the ERE government with nearly 53% of the vote.
His political career was first characterized by his devotion to the throne which changed when political realities changed.
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