Alexis Tsipras unveils new Greek cabinet

Returning prime minister Alexis Tsipras announced the composition of the new Greek government in the early hours of Wednesday. Tsipras met Independent Greeks leader Panos Kammenos on Monday to seal their agreement, which led to the creation of a government consisting of similar ministers to the previous administration formed by the two parties.

The new government had little surprises in terms of personnel, however, Alexis Tsipras made two major changes to the cabinet compared to the previous term, splitting the “super-ministry” for reconstruction of production, environment and energy into smaller ministries, as well as breaking down the “super-ministry” of economy, shipping and tourism.

Euclid Tsakalotos will be finance minister despite the fact that he seemed determined at first not to assume the role. Giorgos Chouliarakis, who was caretaker finance minister and negotiated Greece’s latest bailout deal, will be deputy finance minister, along with Trifon Alexiadis who will be in charge of revenue.

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(Alexis Tsipras photo: EC Audiovisual Service)