Sunday, June 23, 2019

Statement of the Central Committee of AKEL on the funeral of Demetris Christofias

The Central Committee of AKEL declares mourning up to Tuesday, the day of the funeral of comrade Dimitris Christofias.  The funeral will be held at public expense, at 17:00 at the “Tis Tou Theou Sofias” Church in Strovolos. The burial will subsequently take place at the cemetery of Makedonitissa.  The service will be led by the Bishop of Kykkos Nikiforos.  The General Secretary of the Central Committee of AKEL, Andros Kyprianou, will deliver the funeral eulogy on behalf of the Popular Movement.
The body of Dimitris Christofias will be lying in state for a final farewell from the people on Tuesday from 09:00 to 15:00 at the Pancyprian Federation of Labour – PEO central offices in Nicosia.  From 16:00 to 17:00 the family will receive condolences at the Church from the political leaders and institutions of Cyprus, public officials, political figures from abroad as well as the diplomatic corps accredited to Cyprus.
Instead of wreaths contributions will be made to the Popular Solidarity Network and the Association of Fraternal Support.
Flags will be flying at half-mast at all the offices of AKEL and the buildings of the Popular Movement up to the day of the funeral. All events organised by the Party and the Popular Movement are postponed.  The cadres of AKEL will not be participating in political public debates during these days and the House of Representatives will be requested to suspend its meetings.  A photograph of Dimitris Christofias will be placed in the office of the General Secretary of the CC AKEL, as well as in the offices of all the District Committees of AKEL.
As of Monday a book of condolences will be opened at the offices of the Central Committee of AKEL and all the Party District Committees.  The book of condolences will be at the disposal of the public from Monday 09:00 to 18:00 and on Tuesday from 09:00 to 12:00.

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