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Constantine Mitsotakis
Κωνσταντίνος Μητσοτάκης
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Prime Minister of Greece
In office
11 April 1990 – 13 October 1993
PresidentChristos Sartzetakis
Konstantinos Karamanlis
Preceded byXenophon Zolotas
Succeeded byAndreas Papandreou
Minister of the Aegean
In office
8 August 1991 – 13 October 1993
Preceded byGeorge Misailidis
Succeeded byKostas Skandalidis
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
10 May 1980 – 21 October 1981
Preceded byGeorge Rallis
Succeeded byIoannis Charalambopoulos
In office
14 April 1992 – 7 August 1992
Preceded byAntonis Samaras
Succeeded byMichalis Papakonstantinou
Minister of Coordination
In office
17 September 1965 – 22 December 1966
Preceded byDimitrios Papaspirou
Succeeded byIoannis Paraskeuopoulos
In office
10 May 1978 – 10 May 1980
Preceded byGeorge Rallis
Succeeded byIoannis Boutos
Personal details
Born18 October 1918(1918-10-18)
Chania, Crete, Greece
Died29 May 2017(2017-05-29) (aged 98)
Athens, Greece
Political partyLiberal (1946–1961)
Center Union (1961–1974)
Independent (1974–1977)
New Liberal (1977–1978)
New Democracy (1978–present)
Spouse(s)Marika Mitsotakis (1953-2012)
ChildrenKyriakos, Dora, Alexandra, Katerina
Alma materNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Constantine Mitsotakis or Konstantinos Mitsotakis (18 October 1918 – 29 May 2017) was a Greek politician. He is the former Prime Minister of Greece from 11 April 1990 through 13 October 1993.

He was born in Chania, Crete, to a political family: his father and grandfathers were members of parliament, and the great liberal leader Eleftherios Venizelos was his uncle. He graduated in law and economics from the University of Athens.

He was married to Marika Mitsotakis (née Giannoukou) from 1953 until her death on 6 May 2012.[1][2] They had four children.[2]

In January 2004 Mitsotakis announced that he would retire from Parliament at the 7 March election, 56 years after his first election.


Mitsotakis died on 29 May 2017 in Athens, aged 98.[3]


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