Former Greek PM Tzannetakis dies at 82

Former Prime Minister Tzannis Tzannetakis, who led a short-lived coalition government in 1989 while the country was rocked by corruption scandals and political turmoil, has died at 82.

Tzannetakis' office said he died in an Athens hospital Thursday but gave no other details.

During his three-month tenure as prime minister, Tzannetakis headed a coalition government that included his conservative New Democracy party and the Greek Communist Party.

Lawmakers from the coalition parties indicted former Socialist Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou on corruption charges. Papandreou, the father of current Prime Minister George Papandreou, was later cleared, and returned to power in 1993 general elections.