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The cabinet of Greece, officially called the Ministerial Council (Greek: Yπουργικό Συμβούλιο) comprises the heads of the ministries. Ministers are appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister. There is also an extraordinary advisory council of the Republic, which includes former prime ministers and the heads of all parliamentary parties.

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First Papandreou cabinet, 2009–

The Papandreou Cabinet.

Following the 4 October 2009 general elections, George Papandreou, the leader of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, formed a government, which was sworn in on 7 October.

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Changes in government structure

The new cabinet features less ministries than usual in the past, and significant changes in several of them:

Ministers

Office Incumbent Since
Prime Minister George Papandreou 6 October 2009
Vice President of the Government Theodoros Pangalos 7 October 2009
Minister for the Interior, Decentralization and Electronic Governance Giannis Ragousis 7 October 2009
Minister for Finance Giorgos Papakonstantinou 7 October 2009
Minister for Foreign Affairs George Papandreou 7 October 2009
Minister for National Defence Evangelos Venizelos 7 October 2009
Minister for the Economy, Competitiveness and Mercantile Marine Louka Katseli 7 October 2009
Minister for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change Tina Birbili 7 October 2009
Minister for Education, Lifelong Education and Religious Affairs Anna Diamantopoulou 7 October 2009
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Dimitrios Reppas 7 October 2009
Minister for Employment and Social Security Andreas Loverdos 7 October 2009
Minister for Health and Social Solidarity Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou 7 October 2009
Minister for Rural Development and Food Aikaterini Batzeli 7 October 2009
Minister for Justice, Transparency and Human Rights Haris Kastanidis 7 October 2009
Minister for the Protection of the Citizen Michalis Chrysohoidis 7 October 2009
Minister for Culture and Tourism Pavlos Geroulanos 7 October 2009
Minister of State to the Prime Minister Haris Pamboukis 7 October 2009
Alternate Minister for Foreign Affairs Dimitris Droutsas 7 October 2009
Alternate Minister for National Defence Panos Beglitis 7 October 2009

See also

References


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