Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Greek PM reshuffles cabinet after worse than expected EU vote result

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reshuffled his cabinet on Friday to boost the government's battle with a cost-of-living crisis, but kept his foreign and finance ministers in place to show policy continuity.

The changes were announced after Mitsotakis' centre-right party performed worse than expected in Sunday's election to the European Parliament.

Full list of Greece’s new cabinet

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has reshuffled his conservative government, overseeing the departure of four ministers and seven deputy ministers. Below is the full list of his new set of ministers and their deputies.

 

Prime Minister: Kyriakos Mitsotakis

 

Ministry of Economy and Finance

Minister: Kostis Hatzidakis

Greek PM replaces development, labor ministers in cabinet reshuffle

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appointed on Friday a new development minister and replaced his labor minister in a cabinet reshuffle aimed at helping Greece deal with a high cost of living.

Takis Theodorikakos was named development minister, while Niki Kerameus took the labor ministry's portfolio.

Mitsotakis kept his finance minister Kostis Hatzidakis unchanged.

Cabinet reshuffle expected as soon as Friday

A cabinet reshuffle is expected in Greece as soon as Friday, according to local media reports. 

Two events are seen affecting the timing of the announcements: a cabinet meeting is scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m., and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to attend the June 15-16 Ukraine peace conference in Switzerland.

Next milestone, selecting the president

The European elections had messages for everyone. All political leaders state that they have received them and will take the actions they deem necessary.

For ruling New Democracy, the first reaction will take the form of changes in the cabinet. It would be good to utilize new faces as well, and of course to replace some old ones who have been tarnished.

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