PM Alexis Tsipras announced a Greek government reshuffle on Friday afternoon, expected since an earlier vote in Parliament this week, replacing “dissident” minister Panagiotis Lafazanis with previous labour minister Panos Skourletis at the production reconstruction and energy ministry.
Labor lawyer Giorgos Katrougalos will take over the labour ministry, while comic actor turned politician Pavlos Haikalis was tapped as the deputy social insurances minister. The latter MP belongs to the junior coalition party, the rightist-populist Independent Greeks’ (AN.EL) party.
MP Olga Gerovassilis takes over for Gavriil Sakellaridis as government spokesman, who will serve as a Parliamentary group rapporteur instead.
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