Three days of mourning in Greece

National mourning has been declared in the Hellenic Republic on the occasion of the death of Karolos Papoulias, the country’s former president.

The government announced that the funeral of 92-year-old politician, ex-President Karolos Papoulias, will be held at public expense. All the honors worthy of a head of state will be given. It was also decided to observe a nationwide three-day mourning period from the day of his death and on the day of his funeral.

Statesmen, politicians and compatriots say goodbye to Karolos Papoulias, a great politician who passed away on December 26 this year.

The political world of the country expressed its grief and sent condolences to the family on Sunday, December 26, after the news of the death of the former President of the Republic of Greece Karolosa Papouliaswho passed away at the age of 92.

Karolos Papoulias was President of Greece for two five-year terms, from 2005 to 2015. As the current President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, noted, as President of Greece, Papoulias defended social cohesion and national unity. She paid tribute to his role in resisting the Nazi occupation during World War II and against the Greek military junta of 1967-74:

His participation in the national resistance and struggle against the dictatorship … reflected his unwavering dedication to the ideals of freedom and justice, which he defended throughout his life.





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