[MGSA-L] Miltiades Evert dies at 71
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Conservative former Greek opposition leader and Athens mayor Miltiades
Evert dies at 71
By The Associated Press (CP) – 7 hours ago
ATHENS, Greece — Miltiades Evert, a Conservative former opposition
leader and Athens mayor, died in a hospital in the Greek capital
Wednesday. He was 71.
Officials say Evert had been treated for weeks in intensive care for
breathing problems. His death was announced in Parliament by Health
Minister Andreas Loverdos.
Evert was chairman of Greece's New Democracy party from 1993 until its
fall from power in 1997. He held a number of Cabinet positions —
including the finance portfolio.
An economist and animal lover who kept several dogs and a pet monkey,
Evert was first elected to Parliament in 1974, after the collapse of
the 1967-74 military dictatorship. He served as mayor of Athens from
1987-1989, founding Greece's first municipal radio station.
Evert is survived by his widow, photographer Liza Evert, and their two
daughters. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.
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