Cabinet reshuffle imminent following resignations

Posted by Christian J. Hadjipateras 28/02/2018 0 Comment(s) Economia Blog,

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is expected to announce a cabinet reshuffle in the near future after having to deal with two resignations in as many days, according to the Kathimerini.

 

The resignation of Economy Minister Dimitris Papadimitriou on grounds of “political sensitivity,” was forced after his wife, Alternate Minister for Social Solidarity Rania Antonopoulou, was forced to step down herself following revelations she received rent subsidies from the state. Deputy Education Minister also Costas Zouraris resigned in January. 

 

The main opposition, New Democracy, submitted a proposal to Parliament on Tuesday for the formation of an investigative committee to conduct a preliminary inquiry into whether former health ministers Panayiotis Kouroublis and Andreas Xanthos, as well as Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis, are guilty of breaches of faith, regarding medical costs and medicine pricing in 2015 and 2016. 

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