New ministers in caretaker government announced ahead of June 25 elections

Greek caretaker Prime Minister Ioannis Sarmas, stands at Maximos mansion, in Athens, Thursday. [AP]

The list of caretaker government ministers set to assume leadership for a month leading up to the second round of elections on June 25 was officially announced on Thursday.

The crucial ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs will be entrusted to the experienced hands of former chief of the Army General Staff, General Alkiviadis Stefanis, and retired ambassador Vassilis Kaskarelis, respectively. Meanwhile, the Citizen Protection Ministry will be headed by General Charalambos Lalousis, a former chief of the Army General Staff, and government spokesperson duties will be taken up by journalist Ilias Siakantaris.

The newly appointed cabinet members will be sworn in at 12 p.m. on Friday before President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and the recently designated caretaker Prime Minister Ioannis Sarmas.


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