Key Ministers Keep Positions in Greek Cabinet Reshuffle (Official List)

Minister Olga Gerovasili. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Yiannis Panagopoulos)

ATHENS  — Key members of the Greek government, including those involved in the country’s creditor-mandated bailout program such as Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, have retained their positions in a cabinet reshuffle.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ new cabinet, announced Tuesday, contains only minor changes, including new ministers for the interior, public order, justice and culture.

Tsipras also handed out positions to an independent lawmaker elected with the conservative main opposition New Democracy party, and a former Socialist cabinet minister.

The next general election has to take place by September 2019. Tsipras’s governing Syriza party is trailing New Democracy in opinion polls.

Tsipras will be hoping he can improve his party’s fortunes now that Greece has exited its bailout program. Greece had relied on emergency loans for the past eight years to avoid bankruptcy.

The new government is officially as follows. An asterisk denotes change at the top ministerial position.

Prime Minister:
Alexis Tsipras

Deputy Prime Minister:
Giannis Dragasakis

Ministry of Interior
Minister: Alexandros Charitsis *
Alternate Minister: Marina Chryssoveloni
Deputy Minister for Macedonia and Thrace: Katerina Notopoulou

Ministry of Citizen Protection
Minister: Olga Gerovassili *
Deputy Minister: Katerina Papacosta

Ministry of Economy and Development
Minister: Giannis Dragasakis
Alternate Minister for Industry: Stergios Pitsiorlas
Deputy Minister: Stathis Giannakidis

Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Information
Minister: Nikos Pappas
Deputy Minister: Lefteris Kretsos

Ministry of National Defence
Minister: Panos Kammenos
Alternate Minister: Panagiotis Rigas
Deputy Minister: Maria Kollia Tsaroucha

Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs
Minister: Costas Gavroglou
Alternate Minister for Research and Innovation: Costas Fotakis
Deputy Minister: Meropi Tzoufi

Ministry of Labour, Social Solidarity and Social Security
Minister: Effie Achtsioglou
Alternate Minister for Social Solidarity: Theano Fotiou
Deputy Minister responsible for Employment: Anastasios Petropoulos
Deputy Minister responsible for Social Insurance: Athanassios Iliopoulos

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Minister: Nikos Kotzias
Alternate Minister for European Affairs: Giorgos Katrougalos
Deputy Minister for Religious Diplomacy: Markos Bolaris
Deputy Minister for the Diaspora: Terens Quick

Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights
Minister: Michalis Kalogirou *
Alternate Minister for Anti-Corruption: Dimitris Papangelopoulos

Ministry of Finance
Minister: Euclid Tsakalotos
Alternate Minister for Fiscal Policy: Giorgos Chouliarakis
Deputy Minister for Public Revenue and Property: Katerina Papanatsiou

Ministry of Health
Minister: Andreas Xanthos
Alternate Minister: Pavlos Polakis

Ministry of Administrative Reconstruction
Minister: Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou *

Ministry of Culture and Sports
Minister: Myrsini Zorba *
Deputy Minister for Sports Giorgos Vasiliadis
Deputy Minister: Konstantinos Stratis

Ministry of Environment and Energy
Minister: George Stathakis
Alternate Minister for Environment: Sokratis Famelos
Deputy Minister: Giorgos Dimaras

Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport
Minister: Christos Spirtzis
Deputy Minister: Nikos Mavraganis

Ministry of Immigration Policy
Minister: Dimitris Vitsas

Ministry of Maritime and Insular Policy
Minister: Fotis Kouvelis *
Alternate Minister for Insular Policy Nektarios Santorinios

Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food
Minister: Stavros Arachovitis *
Deputy Minister: Vassilis Kokkalis
Deputy Minister: Olympia Teligioridou

Ministry of Tourism
Minister: Elena Kountoura

Minister of State for Citizen Affairs
Alexandros Flabouraris

Minister of State for Policy Coordination
Christoforos Vernardakis

Minister of State and Government Spokesperson
Dimitris Tzanakopoulos

Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister
Dimitris Liakos

General Secretary of the Government
Akritas Kaidatzis *

(Material from ANA and AP was used in this report)

1 Comment

  1. Finally a few women in positions unlike before, SYRIZA the great people’s party, only party is for Friends, Criminals-N17 Beekeeper, Wealthy Georgian Football+TV Station Owners, and various other rogues, Panos Kammenos As One Big Fat Sidekick. Reshuffle the top spot, to new party, No little Mitsotakis not you either, NO SYRIZA, ND, GD, PASOK, ANEL. ETC

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