Former minister of PASOK and leading party cadre, Anastassios Peponis was laid to rest on Thursday in a state funeral at Athens’ First Cemetery attended by government members, political party representatives and parliament deputies. Prime Minister George Papandreou was represented by his brother Nikos Papandreou.
The eulogies for Peponis, who passed away on Monday at the age of 87, were delivered by Administration Reform and e-Government Minister Dimitris Reppas, main opposition New Democracy (ND) MP Andreas Lykourentzos, Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP) President Giorgos Veis (Peponis was instrumental in the establishment of the institution in 1994) and Yiannis Peponis, son of the deceased.