Former PASOK minister in stable condition; to undergo surgery

Former PASOK minister Alekos Papadopoulos was expected to undergo surgery at the Metropolitan Hospital on the southern coast of Athens on Monday, after suffering a serious heart attack on Friday. According to reports, his attending doctors defined his condition as stable.

The 64-year-old veteran politician, who was born in Thesprotia in northwestern Greece, has served as finance, health and interior minister in several PASOK governments.