Greek PM reshuffles cabinet, key portfolios unchanged

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis proceeded with a cabinet reshuffle, new government spokesperson Christos Tarantilis announced on Monday in a televised statement on Greek national broadcaster ERT.

Key portfolios in the economic team, the Foreign Ministry, and other ministries remained unchanged.

Presenting the new line-up, Tarantilis said the reshuffle was due to “new challenges and needs” as Greece is trying to address the ongoing pandemic and pave the way for economic recovery.

Makis Voridis is the new Minister of the Interior, whereas Spilios Livanos is now at the helm of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food.

Stelios Petsas, the outgoing government spokesperson, has been appointed as Alternate Minister of the Interior.

Kostis Hatzidakis takes over as new Minister of Labor and Social Affairs while Kostas Skrekas becomes new Minister Environment and Energy.

The new cabinet will be sworn in on Tuesday. The current government’s term ends in July 2023.