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Eleftherios VenizelosThe Trials of Statesmanship$
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Paschalis Kitromilides

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748624782

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624782.001.0001

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Venizelos' Advent in Greek Politics, 1909–12

Venizelos' Advent in Greek Politics, 1909–12

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(p.87) 3 Venizelos' Advent in Greek Politics, 1909–12
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Eleftherios Venizelos
Author(s):

Helen Gardikas-katsiadakis

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624782.003.0004

This chapter discusses Venizelos' entry into Greek politics. Venizelos was an ambitious man. His success in solving the deadlock in Greece and the leadership gap he discovered there encouraged him to prepare for a political career on the mainland, although it is difficult to establish the exact point in his career when he began to think of such a step. Most likely it was long before 1910, by which time he was already forty-six years old; but it was only in 1910 that a clear opportunity arose. Venizelos was elected first deputy for Attica and Boeotia during the 8 August elections (in 1910). On 5 September, he addressed an impressive Athenian gathering in Constitution Square and set forth his political agenda. This appearance marked the beginning of a political relationship between Venizelos and his supporters that transformed the nature of political leadership in Greece.

Keywords:   Eleftherios Venizelos, Greek politics, political career, political leadership

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