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Greek socialist get together chief dies at 57 after battle with most cancers

ATHENS, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Fofi Gennimata, the chief of Greece’s socialist opposition Movement for Change, died on Monday after a protracted battle with most cancers.

The dying of Gennimata, who was 57, was introduced by the Evangelismos hospital the place she had been receiving remedy in latest weeks.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was ‘shocked’ to study of Gennimata’s dying, his workplace mentioned in a press release.

Mitsotakis, who arrived in Saudi Arabia on a two-day go to on Monday, could be altering his schedule and returning to Greece on Tuesday night, his workplace mentioned. A tour of Greek islands scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday was additionally cancelled.

Gennimata was elected chief of the previous ruling PASOK get together in 2015, and in 2017 was appointed president of the Movement for Change, a coalition of centre-left events that was shaped round PASOK.

Gennimata was the daughter of Greek politician Georgios Gennimatas who was a founder member of PASOK, which was dominant in Greece within the eighties and nineties. A mom of three, she was first elected to parliament in 2000.

Reporting by Angeliki Koutantou, Editing by Timothy Heritage

Party of European Socialists (PES) President Sergei Stanishev (L) welcomes PASOK Socialist party leader Fofi Gennimata at a meeting of the European Socialists in Bratislava, Slovakia, September 16, 2016.  REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa/File Photo