Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday accepted the resignation of the country’s deputy education minister following a radio outburst by Kostas Zouraris.
Zouraris tendered his resignation on Sunday, after the colorful lawmaker spoke disparagingly in an expletive-ridden interview about two popular soccer clubs on Greek radio.
Education Minister Costas Gavroglou is to take over the portfolio.
According to sources speaking to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, after voting on the omnibus bill in parliament late on Monday, Tsipras met Zouraris in his offices.
The same sources reported that the meeting went smoothly and Tsipras decided to accept Zouraris’ resignation.