Evert laid to rest

The funeral of main opposition New Democracy (ND) former party leader, minister and one-time Athens mayor Miltiades Evert was laid to rest on Saturday in a state funeral at Athens' First Cemetery, attended by prime minister George Papandreou, parliament president Filippos Petsalnikos, former President of the Republic Costis Stefanopoulos, Athens Mayor George Kaminis, ND leader Antonis Samaras, ND former prime minister Costas Karamanlis and nearly all the ND deputies.

The eulogies for Evert, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 72, were delivered by Samaras, Petsalnikos and Kaminis.

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