Constantine Mitsotakis ‘shaped’ nation’s modern history, Greek PM says

Constantine Mitsotakis ‘shaped’ nation’s modern history, Greek PM says

The death Constantine Mitsotakis marks the end of an era in the nation’s political history, left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said while describing the late conservative politician as a man that “shaped modern Greece.”

“[Mitsotakis] was one of the main protagonists of [Greece’s] modern political history and made a decisive contribution in consolidating democracy and the country’s European course in the post-dictatorship years (metapolitefsi),” Tsipras said in a statement, while extending his condolences to the late politician’s family and relatives, as well as the conservative party.

A patriarch of one of Greece's most influential political families, Mitsotakis was prime minister of Greece from 1990 to 1993. He died in the early hours of Monday aged 98.

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