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Pledging hard work, new Greek Cabinet sworn in

New Cabinet includes experienced politicians as well as technocrats considered experts in their fields

Magda Panoutsopoulou   | 09.07.2019
Pledging hard work, new Greek Cabinet sworn in

ATHENS

Greece’s new Cabinet was sworn in on Tuesday after New Democracy’s strong win in Sunday’s elections.

In a ceremony at the Presidential Palace, the 51 new ministers -- including five women -- promised to bring the change Greeks are seeking to the economy and work hard to perform their duties.

Sworn in by Athens Archbishop Leronymos, the new Cabinet is made up of politicians who have served in previous governments with considerable experience as well as technocrats considered experts in their fields.

The new Cabinet is scheduled to have its first meeting at 11 a.m. local time (0800GMT) on Wednesday.

Major figures in the new Cabinet include:

Finance Minister: Christos Staikouras

Development and Investments Minister: Spyridon-Adonis Georgiadis

Foreign Minister: Nikos Dendias

Citizen Protection Minister: Michalis Chrisochoidis

Alternate Minister for migration policy: Giorgos Koumoutsakos

Defense Minister: Nikos Panagiotopoulos

Education and Religious Affairs Minister: Niki Kerameus

Labor and Social Welfare Minister: Giannis Vroutsis

Health Minister: Vasilis Kikilias

Environment and Energy Minister: Kostis Chatzidakis

Culture and Sports Minister: Lina Mendoni

Justice Minister: Kostas Tsiaras

Interior Minister: Panagiotis Theodorikakos

Infrastructure and Transport Minister: Kostas Achillea Karamanlis

Agricultural Development and Food Minister: Makis Voridis

Tourism Minister: Charis Theocharis

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