Sio­ufas fu­neral.

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GThe fu­neral of Dim­itris Sio­ufas, a for­mer New Democ­racy min­is­ter and Par­lia­ment speaker, is to be held at the First Ceme­tery of Athens to­day. Sio­ufas’s fam­ily asked that the fu­neral’s ex­penses not be cov­ered by the state, the In­te­rior Min­istry said. Sio­ufas was health min­is­ter from 1992 to 1993 and de­vel­op­ment min­is­ter from 2004 to 2007, when he be­came the speaker of the House, a role he held un­til 2009. He died on Fri­day, aged 75. New Democ­racy leader Kyr­i­akos Mit­so­takis said Sio­ufas left an “im­por­tant legacy” in all the min­istries he worked in and “set an ex­am­ple as Par­lia­ment speaker, earn­ing the re­spect of the en­tire po­lit­i­cal world.”

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