After the January 25 national election, the Greece’s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras rushed to form the country’s cabinet as soon as possible in order to start working on the reforms he promised during the pre-election campaign. The new cabinet was sworn in on Tuesday morning, January 27. Here are the members of the new Greek government:
SYRIZA member and Deputy Prime Minister in the new Greek government. He studied political science and economics in Greece, as well as abroad. He has worked as an economist, researcher and business consultant.
SYRIZA’s financial planning officer has taken over the newly formed Finance, Shipping and Tourism Super-Ministry. Stathakis is a professor of political economy at the University of Crete.
SYRIZA’s main shipping advisor has been appointed as the new Deputy Minister of Shipping and the Aegean. Dritsas was born in Piraeus, in 1947. He studied law at the University of Athens.
The former Greek athlete and Independent Greeks (ANEL) MP will be part of the new Super-Ministry as the Deputy Minister of Tourism. Kountoura was born in Athens. She has been part of Greece’s National Track and Field Team. She was the Greek champion in the High Jump and 100m Hurdles and holder of numerous national records, as well as national and international titles and awards.
SYRIZA’s MP will be the new Minister of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction. He was born in 1951 and received a civil engineering degree from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).
The new Deputy Minister of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction used to be a constitutional expert and professor at the Democritus University of Thrace. He actively participated the mass movements against the Memorandum.
He was born in Athens, in 1961, where he finished high school. He later studied Mathematics and Economics at the University of Essex and Birmingham and used to be a professor of economic theory at the University of Athens. He was elected in the second Athens district with SYRIZA on the January 25 election.
The new Deputy Finance Minister is an Economics professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He completed his postgraduate studies at the University of Paris I-Sorbonne and Paris II-Panthéon.
The new Minister of Production Reconstruction, Environment and Energy was born in Eleusis, near Athens, in 1951. He is a Mathematics Department graduate from the University of Athens and a SYRIZA MP.
Greece ’s Deputy Minister of Production Reconstruction, Environment and Energy was born in Athens, in 1958. He studied chemistry and teaches Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry. He is a founding member of the Ecologists Greens party.
Deputy Minister of Production Reconstruction, Environment and Energy, Apostolou was born in Euboea and lives in Chalkida. He used to be a Coalition of the Left and Progress MP in the Euboea region.
The Vice Minister for Rural Development was born in Xanthi, in 1950.
From 2004 to 2009 he was a member of the opposition who constructively criticized the government policy of New Democracy.
The Deputy Minister of Culture was born in Piraeus, in 1958. In the 2015 election he was a candidate with SYRIZA in the second Athens district. He studied at the University of Athens’ School of Dentistry.
The 52-year-old former SYRIZA spokesman and Alexis Tsipras’ close associate is the new Labor and Social Solidarity Minister. He was born in Athens and studied Economics at the University of Piraeus.
An architect born in Athens who has also worked in Paris. She taught at the Royal College of Art in London, the College of London and various other prestigious institutions. She will be acting as the Deputy Labor and Social Solidarity Minister, as well as Erasmus and Socrates programs coordinator. She has served as a SYRIZA MP on the committee for European Affairs.
The new Deputy Labor and Social Solidarity Minister to combat unemployment has worked as an Economics Professor at NYU. She was also a visiting professor at Barnard College, Columbia University and a specialist for the United Nations and the International Labor Organization.
Kouroublis was appointed as Health Minister. In the past, he had served as General Secretary of Welfare. He has been elected three times in the region of Aetolia-Acarnania with PASOK, while in 2012 he was elected in the second Athens district with SYRIZA.
Before being appointed as the new Alternate Foreign Minister for International Economic Relations, Tsakalotos was a Professor aty Economics University of Athens. He was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, in 1960. In December 2004 he was elected a member of the SYRIZA central committee.
ANEL leader Kammenos will serve as the new Minister of National Defense. He was born in Athens, in 1965. He studied economics and psychology at the University of Lyon and the Institute of Business Administration and Management.
Greece’s new Deputy Minister of National Defense is a member of SYRIZA’s Political Secretariat. He studied political and financial science at York University in Toronto and was a member of the Communist Youth party of Canada.
The new Greek Justice Minister used to be a professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki’s Law School. In May 2014 he cosigned the document supporting Tsipras’ candidacy for European Commission President.
A close friend and associate of Greek Prime Minister Tsipras, Pappas will serve as State Minister. He is pro-European and wants Greece to remain in the euro, but is also against the Memorandum.
Born in Athens, the Government Work Coordination Minister used to be very active in the student movement. He was involved in the resistance against the Greek dictatorship. In recent years, he has been a close advisor for Tsipras.
The former Greek journalist was appointed as Deputy State Minister. He was born in Thessaloniki, in 1947. He graduated from Panteion University and started working as a journalist in 1966. He is mostly known as a TV news anchor.