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    Socialist leader George Papandreou has been sworn in as Greek prime minister after winning a decisive victory over the governing conservatives in Sunday's early elections.

    ATHENS, October 6 (RIA Novosti) - Socialist leader George Papandreou has been sworn in as Greek prime minister after winning a decisive victory over the governing conservatives in Sunday's early elections.

    Former foreign minister Papandreou, 57, was sworn in by Greece's Orthodox Church leader Archbishop Ieronymos at a ceremony also attended by President Carlos Papoulias and broadcast by national television.

    Papandreou is expected to make Cabinet appointments later on Tuesday.

    The left-wing PASOK party won 160 seats in the 300-seat parliament, pledging to fight corruption and tackle Greece's worst economic recession in years.

     

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