Andreas Michalakopoulos

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Andreas Michalakopoulos (Greek: Ανδρέας Μιχαλακόπουλος) (1876 in the Achaea prefecture - 1938 in Athens), an important liberal politician in the mid-war period who served as Prime Minister of Greece from October 7, 1924 to June 26, 1925.

He was a high level member of the "Komma Fileleftheron" (Liberal Party) and a close associate of its founder, the Greek statesman Eleftherios Venizelos, for more than 20 years. Later, in the late 1920s, he formed his own political party the Conservative Democratic Party which co-operated with the Liberal Party.

With Venizelos Michalakopoulos participated in the negotiations for the international treaties of Sèvres and Lausanne, and co-signed as Foreign Minister the Greek-Turkish Friendship Convention (also known as the Treaty of Ankara) on October 30, 1930.

He held important posts in several governments led by Eleftherios Venizelos, Alexandros Zaimis and Konstantinos Tsaldaris; Foreign Minister (1928 - 1933), Minister of Economy (1912 - 1916), Minister of Agriculture (1917 - 1918, 1920), Minister of Defense (1918).

Opposed to the military dictatorship of Ioannis Metaxas, he was sent to political exile on Paros in 1936 which resulted in his death on March 27, 1938.

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Preceded by:
Themistoklis Sofoulis
Prime Minister of Greece
Succeeded by:
Theodoros Pangalos