Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has appointed Yiannis Dragasakis as Greece’s new Economy and Development Minister, in place of Dimitris Papadimitriou, in a mini reshuffle announced by government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos on Wednesday. Dragasakis will remain government vice president.
The spokesman also announced five more changes:
-Dimitris Vitsas, previously the Alternate Minister of National Defence, is taking over as Migration Policy Minister, in the place of Yiannis Mouzalas
-Former leader of the Democratic Left Fotis Kouvelis enters the government as Alternate Defence Minister
-SYRIZA MP Meropi Tzoufi will be the new Deputy Education Minister
-The former Special Secretary of the Labor Inspectorate, Thanasis Iliopoulos, is appointed Alternate Labour Minister for Social Solidarity
-Konstantinos Stratis is appointed Deputy Culture and Sports Minister
Tzanakopoulos said the competences of the new alternate and deputy ministers will be clarified in the coming days.