|First||Name: Antonis Samaras|
|Second||Position: President of Greece (1991 - 1995, 1995-1999)|
|Fourth||Party: Greek Rally|
|Fifth||Born: 23 May 1951|
Antonis Samaras was the Sixth President of Greece. He succeeded Andreas Papandreou. He became leader of Greek Rally Party in 1991 and won the elections of the same year.
In his first term, Greece joined the EU (in 2 August 1993) and the Eurozone in 1993, with Euro being made the official currency of Greece in 1994. At the same time, the Greek economy continued to grow. Meanwhile, he had to face new challenges, as the USBR collapsed.
In his second term, Samaras joined the Gulf War against Saddam Hussein with more than 150,000 soldiers, and the South African invasion by NATO with 56,000 troops. Serbia declared war on Greece in 1997, claiming Macedonia. After three weeks, Serbia was defeated but Greece did not impose any punishment on Serbia, but instead it signed a defensive alliance with Serbia. In 1999, in a poll by BBC, 67% of the Serbians said that they wished good relations with Greece.
Antonis gave the leadership of the Greek Rally in 1999 to George Papandreou.