Thursday, November 9, 2023

Diamantis Mavrodoglou, Greek veteran communist and former KKE MP, dies at 99

Diamantis Mavrodoglou, an emblematic veteran of the Greek communist movement who served as an MP for the Communist Party (KKE) from 1977 to 1989, died on Tuesday aged 99. 

Born in 1924, Mavrodoglou participated in the Greek Resistance against the Axis Occupation during the Second World War, being a member of EPON (United Panhellenic Organization of Youth) and ELAS (Greek People's Liberation Army). He became a member of the KKE in 1944.

From 1978 to 1996, he was member of the Party's Central Committee, while he served in various positions within the trade unionist movement. A builder by profession, Mavrodoglou served as President of the Federation of Pensioners of Greece.

In a statement, the CC of the KKE pays farewell to Diamantis Mavrodoglou, underlining his significant, long-time contribution in the working class struggle.