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Government cabinet reshuffle includes Greece’s first openly gay minister

Nicholas Yatromanolakis. government

The newly-appointed government spokesperson Christos Tarantilis announced the new composition of the government following a cabinet reshuffle at noon on Monday, in a press conference at the General Secretariat for Information and Communication.

The new ministers will be sworn in on Tuesday.

The new composition of the government is as follows:

Prime Minister: Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Vice President of the Government: Panagiotis Pikrammenos

Finance Ministry

Minister: Christos Staikouras

Alternate Finance Minister for Fiscal Policy: Theodoros Skylakakis

Deputy Minister for Taxation Policy and Public Property: Apostolos Vesyropoulos

Deputy Minister for the Financial System: Giorgos Zavvos

Development and Investments Ministry

Minister: Adonis Georgiadis

Alternate Minister for Private Investment Issues: Nikos Papathanasis

Deputy Minister for Public Investments and the Partnership Contract for the Growth Framework: Yiannis Tsakiris

Deputy Minister for Research and Technology: Christos Dimas

Foreign Affairs Ministry

Minister: Nikos Dendias

Alternate Minister for European Affairs: Miltiadis Varvitsiotis

Deputy Minister for Economic Diplomacy and Openness: Kostas Fragogiannis

Deputy Minister for Greeks Abroad: Kostas Vlasis

Citizen Protection Ministry

Minister: Michalis Chrisochoidis

Deputy Minister for Anti-Crime Policy: Lefteris Economou

Deputy Minister for Civil Protection and Crisis Management: Nikos Hardalias

National Defence Ministry

Minister: Nikos Panagiotopoulos

Deputy Minister: Alkiviadis Stefanis

Education and Religions Ministry

Minister: Niki Kerameus

Deputy Minister for Primary and Secondary Education and Special Education: Zetta Makri

Deputy Minister for Higher Education Issues: Angelos Syrigos

Labour and Social Affairs Ministry

Minister: Kostis Hatzidakis

Deputy Minister for Social insurance Issues: Panagiotis Tsakloglou

Deputy Minister for Welfare and Social Solidarity Issues: Domna Michaelidou

Deputy Minister for Demographic Policy and Family: Maria Syreggela

Health Ministry

Minister: Vassilis Kikilias

Alternate Minister for Health Services: Vassilis Kontozamanis

Deputy Minister for Mental health Issues: Zoi Rapti

Environment and Energy Ministry

Minister: Kostas Skrekas

Deputy Minister for Environmental Protection Issues: Giorgos Amyras

Deputy Minister for Spatial Planning and the Urban Environment: Nikos Tagaras

Culture and Sports Ministry

Minister: Lina Mendoni

Deputy Minister for Issues of Contemporary Culture: Nikolaos Giatromanolakis

Deputy Minister for Sports: Lefteris Avgenakis

Justice Ministry

Minister: Kostas Tsiaras

Deputy Minister for Issues of International Cooperation and Human Rights: Giorgios Kotsiras

Interior Ministry

Minister: Makis Voridis

Alternate Minister for Local Authority Issues: Stelios Petsas

Deputy Minister for Macedonia-Thrace Issues: Stavros Kalafatis

Digital Governance Ministry

Minister: Kyriakos Pierrakakis

Deputy Minister for Simplifying Procedures: Giorgos Georgantas

Deputy Minister for Special Digital Projects and the Land Cadastre: Giorgos Stylios

Infrastructure and Transport Ministry

Minister: Kostas Karamanlis

Deputy Minister for Transport Issues: Yiannis Kefalogiannis

Shipping and Island Policy Ministry

Minister: Yiannis Plakiotakis

Deputy Minister for Shipping Sector Issues: Kostas Katsafados

Rural Development and Foods Ministry

Minister: Spilios Livanos

Deputy Minister for the Common Agricultural Policy: Yiannis Economou

Deputy Minister for Fisheries Policy: Fotini arabatzi

Tourism Ministry

Minister: Haris Theoharis

Deputy Minister for Tourism Education and Special Forms of Tourism: Sofia Zacharaki

Migration and Asylum Ministry

Minister: Notis Mitarachi

Deputy Minister for Integration: Sofia Voultepsi

Minister of State: Giorgos Gerapetritis

Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister at the Minister of State: Thodoris Livanios

Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister for Coordinating the Government’s Work: Akis Skertsos

Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister for Communication and Information Issues and Government Spokesperson: Christos Tarantilis

Alternate Government Spokesperson: Aristotelia Peloni

The following proposals were made:

Secretary of the Parliamentary Group: Yiannis Bougas

Parliamentary Spokesperson: Yiannis Vroutsis

Alternate Parliamentary Spokespersons: Christos Boukoros.

It is worth noting that Nicholas Yatromanolakis has become the first openly gay minister in Greece after assuming the position of Deputy Minister of Culture.

In addition, female representation has been increased with the new women Ministers (Syreggela, Makri, Voultepsi).