George Papandreou re-elected President of Socialist International

epa02063445 Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou exits the Presidential Mansion after the meeting he had with Greek President Karolos Papoulias (not pictured), in Athens on 03 March 2010. The Greek government on Wednesday announced a second round of austerity measures in a continuing bid to slash the country's double-digit budget deficit by a now EU-mandated four percentage points. EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU

George Papandreou was re-elected President of Socialist International.

The unanimous decision of the Congress held in Colombia was announced late Thursday.

In his address after his re-election, Papandreou referred to the modern challenges and the populist and nationalism phaenomena that plague the political life in many countries of the world.

“We believe that we will do our countries powerful by investing in the people, in educations and social rights, in the ability to cooperate and in a global economy” said Papandreou among other in his speech.
The Socialist International Congress is taking place in Colombia to support President Juan Manuel Santos and his government partner member of SI Partido Liberal Colombiano (PLC) for a peaceful solution to with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels to end the civil war.