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Miltiades Evert, 71, party leader in Greece

Mr. Evert was in Greece’s New Democracy party. Mr. Evert was in Greece’s New Democracy party. (Yiorgos Kondarinis/AP)
Associated Press / February 10, 2011

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ATHENS — Miltiades Evert, a former leader of the Conservative opposition and a former mayor of Athens, died in the Greek capital yesterday. He was 71.

He had been treated in a hospital for breathing problems.

Mr. Evert was chairman of Greece’s New Democracy party from 1993 until its fall from power in 1997. He held a number of Cabinet positions, including the finance portfolio.

An economist and animal lover who kept several dogs and a pet monkey, Mr. Evert was first elected to Parliament in 1974, after the collapse of the 1967-74 military dictatorship. He served as mayor of Athens from 1987-1989, founding Greece’s first municipal radio station.

Mr. Evert leaves his widow, photographer Liza Evert, and their two daughters.