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Dimitris Christofias, 72, Cyprus President for One Ill-Fated Term, Dies

Jun 23, 2019 - The New York Times
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Dimitris Christofias, a Communist whose disastrous term as president of Cyprus was marked by financial crisis, dashed hopes of reconciling the divided island, and a freak explosion that knocked out the country’s main power supply, died on Friday in Nicosia. He was 72.

His death was announced by the Progressive Party of the Working People, the Cypriot Marxist party known in Greek as AKEL that had been Mr. Christofias’s political home for most of his life. He had been suffering from a se...