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New Greek Government Announced, Tourism Posts Unchanged

Photo © Hellenic Parliament / Aliki Eleftheriou

Photo © Hellenic Parliament / Aliki Eleftheriou

Following the parliamentary elections in Greece on September 20 that were marked by the victory of left-wing party Syriza, the new cabinet and changes to the composition of ministries were announced late Tuesday.

Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Elena Kountoura has remained at her post as Greece’s Alternate Tourism Minister.

In regards to the tourism portfolio, Minister Giorgos Stathakis and Alternate Minister Elena Kountoura retained their posts.

The new cabinet is expected to be sworn in on Wednesday at 10:30 am.

Following is the new Greek cabinet as announced by government spokesperson Olga Gerovasili.

Prime Minister
Alexis Tsipras

Government Vice-President
Yiannis Dragasakis

Internal Affairs and Administration Reform Ministry
Minister: Panagiotis Kouroublis
Deputy Minister: Yiannis Balafas
Alternate Minister of Administrative Reform: Christoforos Venardakis
Alternate Minister of Citizen Protection: Nikos Toskas
Alternate Minister of Immigration: Yiannis Mouzardas
Deputy Minister of Macedonia-Thrace: Maria Kollia-Tsarouha

Economy, Development and Tourism Ministry
Minister: Giorgos Stathakis
Alternate Minister of Tourism: Elena Kountoura
Deputy Minister of NSRF: Alexis Haritsis
Deputy Minister of Industry: Theodora Tzakri

Defense Ministry
Minister: Panos Kammenos
Alternate Minister: Dimitris Vitsas

Education, Research and Religious Affairs Ministry
Minister: Nikos Filis
Alternate Minister: Sia Anagnostopoulou
Alternate Minister of Research & Innovation: Kostas Fotakis
Deputy Minister: Theodosis Pelegrinis

Foreign Affairs Ministry
Minister: Nikos Kotzias
Alternate Minister of European Affairs: Nikos Xydakis
Deputy Minister: Dimitris Mardas
Deputy Minister: Yiannis Amanatidis

Justice, Transparency and Human Rights Ministry
Minister: Nikos Paraskevopoulos
Alternate Minister of issues relating to corruption: Dimitris Papaggelopoulos

Labor, Welfare and Social Solidarity Ministry
Minister: Giorgos Katrougalos
Alternate Minister of Social Solidarity: Theano Fotiou
Alternate Minister to combat unemployment: Rania Antonopoulou
Deputy Minister of Welfare: Anastasios Petropoulos

Health Ministry
Minister: Andreas Xanthos
Alternate Minister: Pavlos Pollakis

Culture and Sports Ministry
Minister: Aristidis Baltas
Deputy Minister of Sports: Stavros Kontonis

Finance Ministry
Minister: Evkleidis Tsakalotos
Alternate Minister: Tryfon Alexiadis
Alternate Minister: Giorgos Houliarakis

Environment and Energy Ministry
Minister: Panos Skourletis
Alternate Minister of Environment: Yiannis Tsironis

Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Ministry
Minister: Christos Spirtzis
Deputy Minister: Dimitris Kammenos

Shipping and Islands Policy Ministry
Minister: Thodoris Dritsas

Rural Development and Food Ministry
Minister: Vangelis Apostolou
Alternate Minister: Markos Bolaris

Minister of State
Nikos Pappas

Minister of State for coordination of government operations
Alekos Flabouraris

Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister
Terens Quick

Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister and Government spokesperson
Olga Gerovasili

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