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Caretaker Government to Step In Ahead of Greek September Polls

Photo © Maria Theofanopoulou

Photo © Maria Theofanopoulou

A non-political caretaker government announced earlier Friday will be sworn in at 1pm in order to lead Greece to snap selections, which have been slated for September 20, after Alexis Tsipras stepped down as prime minister last week following a seven-month tenure.

Vassiliki Thanou, a supreme court justice and the first woman to hold the premiership, has been appointed Prime Minister.

The new government takes over today and will govern to the elections, which will take place in approximately three weeks.

Singer Alkistis Protopsalti has been named Alternate Tourism Minister in the new caretaker government to be sworn in later Friday.

Singer Alkistis Protopsalti has been named Alternate Tourism Minister in the new caretaker government.

Caretaker Cabinet:

Foreign Minister: Petros Molyviatis

Finance Minister: George Chouliarakis, a senior official in Greece’s debt negotiating team.

Alternate Finance Minister: Tryfon Alexiadis

Alternate Minister for European Affairs: Spyridon Flogaitis

Defence Minister: Ioannis Yiangos

Minister of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction: Antonis Manitakis

Alternate Citizen’s Protection Minister: Antonis Makrydimitris

Culture Minister: Marina Lambraki-Plaka

Justice Minister: Dimitris Papaggelopoulos

Economy Minister: Nikos Christodoulakis

Education Minister: Froso Kiaou

Alternate Minister for Immigration Policy: Ioannis Mouzalas

Alternate Shipping Minister: Christos Zois

Labour Minister: Dimitris Moustakas

Macedonia – Thrace Minister: Philippos Tsalidis

Alternate Tourism Minister: Singer Alkistis Protopsalti

Health Minister: Dr Athanasios Dimopoulos

Minister of State and Transparency: Panagiotis Nikoloudis

Minister of State: Eleftherios Papageorgiopoulos

Minister of Productive Reconstruction: Ioannis Golias

Alternate Environment Minister: Konstantinos Mousouroulis

Alternate Minister for Rural Development: Dimitrios Mellas

Government Spokesman: Rodolphos Moronis

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