New Democracy cancels all events until Sunday after death of MP Basiakos

New Democracy announced on Friday it is cancelling all party events until Sunday, in a sign of mourning for the passing of former minister and lawmaker Vangelis Basiakos.

Basiakos, born in Thebes, died suddenly at the age of 63 from a heart attack. He had served as minister of agriculture and later deputy minister of agricultural development and food in the early 1990s and 2000s respectively.

“In deference to the untimely loss of New Democracy’s lawmaker and former minister Vangelis Basiakos, all party events scheduled for today, February 17 and for the weekend, February 18, 19, are cancelled,” ND said.