The profile of Greece’s caretaker government

A 16-member caretaker government, led by senior judge Ioannis Sarmas, will be sworn in at noon at the Presidential Mansion.

Special attention has been given to the crucial ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense. Vassilis Kaskarelis, an experienced diplomat with service in Washington and the European Union, will take the helm at the Foreign Ministry. The Defense Ministry will be headed by Alkiviadis Stefanis, a seasoned former deputy defense minister and former chief of the Army General Staff. In the critically important Ministry of Citizen Protection, Evangelos Tournas, who has served as deputy minister of citizen protection, will assume the role to ensure continuity and familiarity with all the issues. Charalambos Lalousis, a former chief of the Army General Staff, will assume the Ministry of Civil Protection. The new health minister is Anastasia Kotanidou, a highly...

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