Greek Prime Minister Tsipras Reshuffles Cabinet



Giorgos Katrougalos will be the new minister of Foreign Affairs. File photo

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a minor reshuffling of his cabinet on Friday, following decisions by some ministers to run as candidates in local and municipal elections scheduled for May.

Georgios Katrougalos, who has been upgraded from his post as alternate minister, is the new minister of Foreign Affairs in Greece. Tsipras had retained the portfolio since the resignation of Nikos Kotzias last Autumn.

SYRIZA deputy Sia Anagnostopoulou is the new alternate minister, responsible for European affairs.

Several new faces are appointed alternate ministers, including Eleftheria Hatzigeorgiou Deputy Interior Minister with responsibility for Macedonia and Thrace; and Constantinos Barkas, Deputy Labour Social Security and Solidarity Minister.

Other ministers named are Thanos Moraitis, Deputy Infrastructure and Transport Minister; and Angelos Tolkas, who is the new minister for Deputy Migration Policy.

The swearing-in ceremony for all the ministers who are taking up new posts will take place on Monday.