Manousos Voloudakis: MP's funeral will be held on Saturday in Chania - Mitsotakis will be present

Manousos Voloudakis

The funeral of Chania Member of Parliament of New Democracy, Manousos Voloudakis, will be held on Saturday in Chania.

The funeral will take place at the Metropolitan Church of the Assumption of the Theotokos at noon and burial will take place in St. Loukas's Cemetery.

According Flash News, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will also be present.

Mitsotakis expressed his devastation at the death of Voloudakis at only the age of 57 following a short battle with lung cancer.

In his post on Facebook, Mitsotakis spoke of a "good friend and partner, beloved countryman and loyal ally," and said that "words are poor to describe his heartbreak."

The Prime Minister's post:

"Words are poor to describe my heartbreak from the loss of Manousos Voloudakis. To my good friend and partner, but also my beloved compatriot and loyal ally in New Democracy.

"Manousos leaves an imprint of quality throughout his journey. As a member of parliament, as an economist, as a citizen of Chania. While public life owes him a lot, as the Deputy Minister of Administrative Reform he bravely fought the bureaucracy.

"The government and the party mourn his untimely death. Our thoughts are, now, with his family. To his beloved Sevi and their three children. Dafni, Sifi and Giorgos, always remember your father. And be proud of him."

In the current parliamentary term (II) he participated in the following committees of the Parliament: the Standing Committee on Production and Trade, the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, the special Standing Committee on European Affairs, the special Permanent Committee on Hellenism in the Diaspora and in the Constitution Revision Committee.

It was his position in the Committee of Hellenism in the Diaspora that he will be most remembered.

Rafael Issa, Chairman and founder of the The Levantine Greek Association, wrote on his Twitter:

"Terrible news just reached me. The honorable Mr Manousos Voloudakis has passed away. I can't express my condolences enough to his lovely wife and children. Mr Voloudakis was the first person in centuries to invite us, the Greco-Levantine community to the Hellenic Parliament.

"He will always be remembered as the single person who gave our movement a voice and we as a community but mostly me as a person whom admired him will honor his memory Aeona i Mnimi."

Voloudakis was Secretary General of Commerce in the Ministry of Development in the period 2005-2006.

In January 2010 he assumed the position of the Secretary of New Technologies, Research and Innovation of the Republic of Greece, from which he resigned in December 2011 to participate in the next parliamentary elections.

Since June 2012, he has been Deputy Minister of Administrative Reform and Electronic Government.

In October 2015 to June 2019, he worked again in the private sector, assuming the position of CEO of the company International Trade SA, of the VIOHALCO Group, based in Brussels, and in July 2019 he was re-elected MP for Chania.

Alexis Tsipras

With his condolences and on behalf of SYRIZA to the New Democracy for Manousos Vouloudakis, Alexis Tsipras also started his speech in the debate about the bloc in the "Kassidiari party".

Thanos Plevris

"Manousos Vouloudakis served Greece with ethics and dignity. Sincere condolences to his family," wrote the Minister of Health, Thanos Plevris, in a post on Twitter.

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