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Constantinos Mitsotakis funeral service

Constantinos Mitsotakis funeral service
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By Nikoletta Kritikou
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Greeks have paid their respects to former Prime Minister Constantinos Mitsotakis with a service at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Athens.

The man who ruled Greece from 1990-1993, died this week aged 98 and is to be laid to rest on Thursday in his native Chania in Crete.

Greece mourns ex-PM Constantinos Mitsotakis https://t.co/3zgLMz67v3pic.twitter.com/l06XEyfeXV

— euronews (@euronews) May 29, 2017

Mourners filed past his coffin and gave their thoughts on his passing:“He was an example to us all, a good father and politician with a great sense of honesty and morality,” said one.

Another Athenian said Greece should have listened closer to him while he was alive:

“He will always be part of our history. I have worked with him in the past. He was a man, that if we Greeks had more faith in, we would not be in the situation we find our selves in now.”

Fallece a los 98 años, ex primer ministro de #Grecia Constantinos Mitsotakishttps://t.co/ZyMdSZRUBypic.twitter.com/8JVGpoeTgK

— FORMATO 21 (@Formato21GRC) May 29, 2017

Euronews correspondent in Athens is Nikoleta Kritikou:
“Large numbers gathered at the Athens Metropolitan Cathedral to pay tribute to Constantinos Mitsotakis.They all talk about a noble man who served his country with a great sense of responsibility.”

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