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The members of Greece’s new government were sworn in on Tuesday during a ceremony at the Presidential Mansion in Athens.

According to Ekathimerini, the swearing in ceremony was presided over by Greece’s President Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

Following the ceremony, the newly sworn-in ministers headed to their respective headquarters to take over their portfolios from the caretaker government that was appointed after the inconclusive general election on May 21.

During his ministry handover, Greece’s new migration minister Dimitris Kairidis promised to continue a “strict but fair” policy toward migration and attempts at illegal entry into the country.

Elsewhere, Greece’s new Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said the aim of the new government was to see Greek tourism industry becoming “strong, competitive and sustainable.”

After the official handovers, the ministers will convene for the first meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday at the Prime Minister’s official residence at the Maximos Mansion.

The new ministers appointed by re-elected Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis are:

  • Finance: Kostis Hatzidakis
    (Alt. Minister: Nikos Papathanasis;
    Dep. Minister for Tax Policy: Harry Theoharis; Dep. Minister: Thanos Petralias)
  • Foreign Affairs: Giorgos Gerapetritis
    (Deputies: Giorgos Kotsiras,
    Alexandra Papadopoulou, Kostas Fragogiannis)
  • Defence: Nikos Dendias
    (Deputies: Yiannis Kefaloyiannis, Nikos Hardalias)
  • Justice: Giorgos Floridis
  • Labor: Adonis Georgiadis
  • Development: Kostas Skrekas
  • Civil Protection: Vassilis Kikilias
  • Education: Kyriakos Pierrakakis
    (Alt. Minister for Sports: Giannis Economou)
  • Health: Michalis Chrysochoidis
    (Alt. Minister: Eirini Agapidaki)
  • Energy & Environment: Theodoros Skylakakis
  • Culture: Lina Mendoni
  • Interior: Niki Kerameus (Alt. Minister: Theodoros Livanios)
  • Digital Governance: Dimitris Papastergiou
  • Infrastructure & Transport: Christos Staikouras
  • Maritime & Island Policy: Miltiadis Varvitsiotis
  • Agriculture: Lefteris Avgenakis
  • Tourism: Olga Kefalogianni
  • Migration: Dimitris Keridis
  • Citizens’ Protection: Notis Mitarakis
  • Social Cohesion & Family: Sofia Zacharaki
  • State Ministers: Makis Voridis, Stavros Papastavrou, Akis Skertsos
  • Deputy Ministers to the PM: Giannis Bratakos, Thanasis Kontogeorgis
  • Government spokesperson: Pavlos Marinakis

The new Greek Cabinet largely rotated key members of Mitsotakis’ previous government.

Source: Ekathimerini.

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