The Full Breakdown Of Greece's New Cabinet

Alexis Tsipras has announced his new cabinet to lead Greece forward - with or without Europe. As was expected the economist Yanis Varoufakis was given the key position of Finance Minister, and another influential economist, Nikos Dragasakis was appointed Deputy Prime Minister...


Via The TOC,

Alexis Tsipras has reorganized the government, merging several ministries and creating new bodies, such as the Anti Corruption office to be led by Panos Nikoloudis.

The full cabinet:

Prime Minister - Alexis Tsipras

Deputy Prime Minister – Nikos Dragasakis

Minister of State: Nikos Pappas

Deputy Minister of State: Terence Quick

Parliamentary Speaker: Zoe Konstantopoulou

Minister of State to Coordinate Government Operations:  Alekos Flambouris

Minister of State to Combat Corruption: Panagiotis Nikoloudis

Government Spokesperson: Gavril Sakellaridis  

Ministry of Interior and Administrative Restructuring

Minister: Nikos Voutsis

Deputy Ministers:

  • Giorgos Katrougalos (Administrative Restructuring)
  • Yiannis Panousis (Protection of Citizens)
  • Maria Kollia Tsaroucha (Macedonia / Thrace)
  • Tasia Christodoulopoulou (Immigration Policy)

Ministry of Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism

Minister: Giorgos Stathakis

Deputy Ministers:

  • Theodoris Dritsas (Shipping)
  • Elena Kountoura (Tourism)
  • Christos Spirtzis (Infrastructure, transport and networks)

Ministry of Productive Reconstruction of the Environment and Energy  

Minister: Panagiotis Lafazanis

Deputy Ministers: 

  • Yiannis Tsironis (Environment)
  • Vangelis Apostolou (Agricultural Development)
  • Panagiotis Sgouridis

Ministry of Culture and Education

Minister: Aristeidis Baltas  

Deputy Ministers:

  • Nikos Xydakis (Culture)
  • Tasos Kourakis (Education)
  • Kostas Fotakis (Research and Innovation)
  • Stavros Kontonis (Sports)

Ministry of Finance

Minister: Yanis Varoufakis

As a gentle reminder, here is Yanis explaining the plan...

As Varoufakis previously explained,

The Troika is trying to suffocate us and to put pressure on the democratic choice by telling us: either you follow our requirements, or you will be cast into hell.


They actually have their own threats as exogenous circumstances of the situation, as they are simply part. They are trying to terrorize the Greek voters.

Doesn't seem like much middle-ground there.

But if no agreement is possible, or found?

So I say this clearly: “Death is preferable. “The real deficit in Greece, it is a dignity deficit. It is because of this lack of dignity that we have accepted stupid measures and this has fueled a vicious cycle of indignity which itself maintains discontent, fear and resentment. All this is not good. We must regain our dignity, spirit, October 28, 1940 made ??us say “no” to the ultimatum of Mussolini’s Italy. At this time, we do not have the means to say “no” and yet we did. (Note: 28 October 1940, the Greek dictator Metaxas refused by a “no” legendary submit to the Italian ultimatum In the war that followed, the Greeks pushed the Italian army. ). We must recapture the spirit of 28 October.

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Deputy Ministers:

  • Nadia Valavani
  • Kostas Mardas

Ministry of Health and Social Security

Minister: Panagiotis Kouroublis

Deputy Ministers:

  • Andreas Xanthos (Health)
  • Dimitris Stratoulis (Social Security)

Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity

Minister: Panos Scourletis

Deputy Ministers:

  • Rania Antonopoulou (Unemployment)
  • Theano Fotiou

Ministry of Defense

Minister: Panos Kammenos

Deputy Ministers:

  • Kostas Isichos
  • Nikos Toskas

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Minister: Nikos Kotzias

Deputy Ministers:

  • Nikos Chountis (European Affairs)
  • Efkleidis Tsakalotos (International Relations)

Ministry of Justice

Minister: Nikos Paraskevopoulos