Greece’s former premier Lucas Papademos was rushed to hospital following an explosion in his car from a letter bomb.
Papademos remains at Evangelismos hospital where his condition is stable and does not warrant concern.
“After providing first aid for several superficial wounds to the chest, abdomen and thighs, he underwent full clinical and laboratory testing. It was decided to clean the wound on the front right thigh through surgery, which he is undergoing now. It was judged that his condition is stable and doesn’t give rise to any concern,” the hospital said.
Two other people travelling in the car with Papademos sustained only superficial wounds for which they received first aid and will remain in hospital for precautionary reasons.
Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras and other political and public figures have gone to Evangelismos to inquire about his condition. Among them was government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos, who said that Papademos’ condition was stable and that he was undergoing all necessary tests.
Tzanakopoulos also expressed the Greek government’s unequivocal and categorical condemnation of the terrorist attack.
Papademos, a central banker and ECB vice-president who served as the head of Greece’s caretaker government from November 2011 until May 2012.