Mini cabinet reshuffle: The new government format announced on Wednesday

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras proceeded in a mini reshuffle, announced by government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos earlier on Wednesday.

Yiannis Dragasakis as Greece’s new Economy and Development Minister, in place of Dimitris Papadimitriou, who also remains the Vice President of the Government.

Dimitris Vitsas is the new Minister for Migration Policy, replacing Yiannis Mouzalas.

Fotis Kouvelis enters the government as Alternate National Defence Minister, while Athanasios Eliopoulos is appointed Alternate Labour Minister for Social Solidarity; The Labour Ministry will henceforth have one minister and two deputy ministers (replacing Rania Antonopoulou, who was an Alternate Minister).

Maropi Tzoufi is expected to take over as State Secretary of Education, Research and Religion, filling a position left vacant by resigned deputy minister Constas Zouraris.

Constantine Stratis is appointed Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports, adding a new deputy minister post to the ministry. According to sources, his portfolio will be related to culture issues.

Dimitris Tzanakopoulos stated that “The responsibilities of the new Deputy and Alternate Ministers and will be clarified in the next few days, while no other change will occur in the government format”.

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