The shake-up, announced late Monday, put Evangelos Venizelos, the leader of the Socialist Party, in the dual role of deputy prime minister and foreign minister, while Yannis Stournaras was kept as finance minister.
Le vendredi, le partenaire de coalition, Gauche démocratique, quit in protest over Mr. La décision unilatérale de Samaras pour fermer la télévision d'Etat, ARE. That narrowed the government’s majority in the 300-seat Parliament to three.
Among the new ministers sworn in during a ceremony conducted by Archbishop Ieronymos II, leader of the Greek Orthodox Church, on Tuesday were Pantelis Kapsis, un ancien porte-parole du gouvernement et le journal éditeur, who will try to overhaul the state broadcaster, and Kyriakos Mitsotakis, a conservative lawmaker, who will be in charge of administrative changes. M.. Mitsotakis will also face the difficult task of pushing through Civil Service layoffs as demanded by Greece’s troika of international creditors, la Commission européenne, la Banque centrale européenne et le Fonds monétaire international.
In a speech to his new cabinet, shown live on private television channels because the state broadcaster’s signal remained down, M.. Samaras said the new government’s priority was to complete negotiations for the next installment of financing before the troika inspectors return to Athens on Saturday. “This government hasn’t a minute to lose,»Dit-il, adding that minor differences in the coalition must be overcome, as the “paramount ideology is the country’s redemption.”