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New Greek Cabinet Announced

Greek prime minister George Papandreou on Friday went ahead with a wide Cabinet reshuffle, with the new ministers to be sworn in at 13:00.
The premier, in announcing the intended reshuffle earlier in the week, also said that he will seek a renewed vote of confidence in the new government.
Theodoros Pangalos and Evangelos Venizelos are the two Government Vice Presidents in the new Cabinet, while Venizelos also assumes the critical Finance Ministry, and Europarliamentarian Stavros Lambrinidis takes on the Foreign Ministry.
The composition of the new Cabinet, as announced by outgoing government spokesman George Petalotis, is as follows:
Prime Minister: George Papandreou
First Government Vice President: Theodoros Pangalos
Second Government Vice President: Evangelos Venizelos
Finance Minister: Evangelos Venizelos
Alternate Minister: Filippos Sahinidis
Deputy Minister: Pantelis Economou
Interior Minister: Haris Kastanidis
Deputy Minister: Paris Koukoulopoulos
Administrative Reform Minister (new ministry): Dimitris Reppas
Deputy Ministers: Dinos Rovlias, Pantelis Tzortzakis
Infrastructures Minister: Yiannis Ragoussis
Deputy Minister: Yiannis Magriotis
Foreign Minister: Stavros Lambrinidis
Alternate Minister: Mariliza Xenoyiannakopoulou
Deputy Minister: Dimitris Dollis
Defence Minister: Panos Beglitis
Deputy Minister: Costas Spiliopoulos
Health Minister: Andreas Loverdos
Deputy Ministers: Christos Aidonis, Marcos Bolaris, Michalis Timosidis
Labor and Social Security Minister: George Koutroumanis
Deputy Minister: Yannis Koutsoukos
Citizen’s Protection Minister: Christos Papoutsis
Deputy Minister: Emmanuel Othonas
Environment Minister: George Papaconstantinou
Alternate Minister: Nikos Sifounakis
Deputy Minister: Yiannis Maniatis
Development Minister: Michalis Chrysohoidis
Alternate Minister: Haris Pamboukis, Socrates Xynidis
Deputy Minister: Thanos Moraitis
Agricultural Development Minister: Costas Skandalidis
Deputy Ministers: Yiannis Drivelegas
Justice Minister: Miltiadis Papaioannou
Deputy Minister: George Petalotis
Culture Minister: Pavlos Geroulanos
Deputy Minister: Giorgos Nikitiadis (for Tourism)
Education Minister: Anna Diamantopoulou
Alternate Minister: Fofi Yennimata
Deputy Minister: Evi Christofilopoulou
State Minister and Government Spokesman: Elias Mossialos
Outgoing government spokesman Petalotis also announced the composition of the Inner Cabinet, which will comprise the ministers of Administrative Reform (Dimitris Reppas), Interior (Haris Kastanidis), Finance (Evangelos Venizelos), Development (Michalis Chrysohoidis), Environment (George Papaconstantinou), Education (Anna Diamantopoulou), Infrastructures (Yiannis Ragoussis), Health (Andreas Loverdos), Agricultural Development (Costas Skandalidis), and Citizens’ Protection (Christos Papoutsis).
(source: ana-mpa)

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