Greek Politician Miltiadis Evert Passes at 72



Miltiadis Evert, a prominent Greek politician and former president of the New Democracy party, died Wednesday, at 72. Evert, who had a history of heart problems, was hospitalized at the Ippokratio Hospital in Athens since January 6.
Evert served as the Mayor of Athens from January 1, 1987 to May 14, 1989, and he was Chairman of New Democracy from 1993 to 1997. He also served many times as minister.
As Mayor of Athens in 1987, Evert was the first to exercise the legal possibility of private radio broadcasting in Greece since all radio stations (including television networks) were a state monopoly. He helped launch Athena 98.4 FM, the first private radio station to begin broadcasting legally in Greece.
Evert is survived by his wife, photographer Lisa Vanderpool, daughter of American archaeologist Eugene Vanderpool, and two daughters.


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