Panagis Tsaldaris

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Panagis Tsaldaris (Greek: Παναγής Τσαλδάρης) was a Greek politician born in Kamari, Corinthia prefecture in 1868.

Tsaldaris studied law in Athens University, Germany and France and entered politics, in 1910, on the anti-venizelist side, when he was first elected to Parliament.

Tsaldaris served under Dimitrios Gounaris as Justice Minister in 1915 and, between 1920 - 1922, as Interior Minister and Transportation Minister. He became the leader of the Popular (Laiko Party) after Gounaris' execution.

Tsaldaris became Prime Minister in 1932 and again in 1933 but his government was brought down by Royalist elements seeking the return of George II as king of Greece.

In 1936 Tsaldaris won the elections but without a strong enough majority to form a government. He voted against the government that was formed by Ioannis Metaxas who later that year (August 4) established a dictatorship.

Tsaldaris died on May 17, 1936.


Preceded by:
Eleftherios Venizelos
Prime Minister of Greece
November 3, 1932 - January 16, 1933
Succeeded by:
Eleftherios Venizelos
Preceded by:
Alexandros Othonaios
Prime Minister of Greece
March 10, 1933 - October 10, 1935
Succeeded by:
Georgios Kondilis