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New government sworn in, with PM and president presiding

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The new government emerging from a cabinet reshuffle was sworn in at the presidential mansion in a ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, in the presence of Hellenic Republic President Prokopios Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

The ministers Olga Gerovassili, Myrsini Zorba, Katerina Notopoulou, Alexis Charitsis, Fotis Kouvelis, Michalis Kalogirou, Nektarios Santorinios, Stergios Pitsiorlas, Panagiotis Rigas, Lefteris Kretsos, Stathis Giannakidis and Giorgos Dimaras elected to be sworn in by secular affirmation.

Ministers Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou, Marina Chrysoveloni, Maria Kollia-Tsaroucha, Katerina Papacosta, Olympia Teligioridou, Markos Bolaris and Stavros Arachovitis elected a religious oath.
Those taking the religious oath were sworn in by Methoni Bishop Klimis, the chief secretary of the Holy Synod.

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 (CORRECTED)
Minister:  Effie Achtsioglou
Alternate Minister for Social Solidarity: Theano Fotiou
Deputy Minister responsible for Social Insurance: Anastasios Petropoulos
Deputy Minister: 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

Source: ANA - MPA

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