New government is ushered in

New government is ushered in


Venizelos in role of foreign minister, deputy PM in PASOK-enriched coalition

The government announced a broad reshuffle on Monday night, just a few days after the junior coalition partner pulled out of the administration, with PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos assuming the dual role of deputy prime minister and foreign minister, conservative New Democracy’s Kyriakos Mitsotakis taking on the tough task of administrative reform, while Yannis Stournaras kept his post as finance minister, as expected.

The new cabinet, which includes several members of PASOK in ministerial and deputy ministerial posts, is to be sworn in at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesday in a ceremony to be presided over by President Karolos Papoulias.

Government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou, who also kept his post despite rumors he would be ousted, announced the names of the members of the new cabinet on Monday night, a few hours after a brief meeting between Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Venizelos.

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