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New Expanded Cabinet Sworn In in Greece

orGreece’s new, expanded cabinet as decided by Friday’s government reshuffle was sworn in before President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Saturday at 1:00 pm at the Presidential Mansion.
Speaking to reporters after the ceremony, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras signaled he would continue on the fiscal course agreed with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.
“We have the opportunity for a fresh start that will give us the necessary impetus for the last critical steps of a marathon leading us to brighter days,” Tsipras said.
In the presence of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, the new cabinet consists of 18 ministries and 49 ministers, including the prime minister. A total of 32 ministers were sworn in because they are either new or changed portfolios. Of the 32, only 10 gave a religious oath, while 22 gave a political oath.
The new government:
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
Vice President Ioannis Dragasakis
Ministry of Interior Affairs
Minister: Panagiotis Skourletis
Deputy Citizens Protection Minister: Nikolaos Toskas
Deputy Macedonia-Thrace Minister: Maria Kollia-Tsaroucha
Ministry of Finance and Development:
Minister: Dimitris Papadimitriou
Deputy Minister: Alexandros Charitsis
Deputy Minister: Stelios Pirtsiolas

Digital Policy, Telecommunication and Information Ministry

Minister: Nikolaos Pappas
National Defence Ministry
Minister: Panos Kammenos
Deputy Minister: Dimitris Vitsas
Education, Research and Religious Affairs Ministry
Minister: Konstandinos Gavroglou
Deputy Research Minister: Konstandinos Fotakis                                                               Deputy: Dimitris Baxevanakis
Deputy: Konstandinos Zouraris

Labor, Social Security and Social Solidarity Ministry                                            
Minister: Effy Achtsioglou
Alternative Minister for Unemployment Matters Ourania Andonopoulou
Alternative Minister for Social Solidarity: Theano Fotiou
Deputy Minister for Social Security: Anastasios Petropoulos
Foreign Ministry
Minister:Nikolaos Kotzias
Alternative Minister for European Affairs:Giorgos Katrougalos
Deputy Minister:Ioannis Amantidis
Deputy Minister for Greeks Living Abroad: Terence Spencer Quick

Justice, Transparency and Human Rights Ministry

Minister: Stavros Kontonis
Deputy Minister:Dimitris Papangelopoulos
Finance Ministry
Minister:Euclid Tsakalotos
Deputy Minister: George Chouliarakis
Deputy Minister:Katerina Papanatsiou
Health Ministry                                                                                                             Minister: Andreas Xanthos
Deputy: Pavlos Polakis
Restructure and Administration Ministry
Minister: Olga Gerovasili

Culture and Sports Ministry

Minister:Lydia Koniordou
Deputy Sports Minister: George Vasileiadis

Environment and Energy Ministry

Minister: George Stathakis
Deputy Minister: Socrates Famelos
Infrastructure and Transport Ministry
Minister: Christos Spirtzis
Deputy Minister: Nikolaos Mavrogiannis
Migrant Policy Ministry
Minister: Ioannis Mouzalas
Deputy Minister: Ioannis Balafas
Shipping and Island Policy Ministry
Minister:Panagiotis Kouroumblis
Deputy Minister:Nektarios Santorinios

Agricultural Development and Food Ministry

Minister: Evangelos Apostolou
Alternate Minister: Ioannis Tsironis
Deputy Minister: Vasilios Kokkalis
Tourism Ministry
Minister: Elena Koundoura
State Ministers: Alexandros Flambouraris, Christoforos Vernardakis
Alternate Prime Minister:Dimitrios Liakos
Government Spokesperson:Dimitrios Tzanakopoulos

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