Born in Nafpaktos, on February 9, 1893, Athanasiadis (nom de plume - Novas) was a conservative who had once held office during the Ioannis Metaxas regime. In 1961, however, he was one of many conservatives who joined the Center Union Party (EK), in opposition to the corruption of right-wing governments at the time. In 1964, after EK came into power, he became President of the Hellenic Parliament.
On July 15, 1965 he was appointed Prime Minister of Greece by King Constantine II of Greece, after the latter dismissed Georgios Papandreou. He was followed by many EK conservatives and (with support from conservative ERE MPs) tried to form a government, but failed to get past a vote of confidence in parliament. He was replaced on August 20 of the same year.
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