Greece inaugurates new cabinet

Greece inaugurates new cabinet

Mitsotakis faces the challenge of keeping Greece's global creditors happy while implementing the measures he promised to ease hardship on Greeks, such as lowering taxes and renegotiating fiscal targets.

Amid internal economic worries and the troubling external climate of socio-politics, Greece has elected its new prime minister on Monday, 8th July.

Eurogroup chief Mario Centeno on Monday however urged the new Greek government to stick to the reforms and public spending commitments agreed by Athens with its eurozone creditors in return for the bailouts. "That brings about a lack of confidence and investment".

Greece ended its third consecutive worldwide bailout last summer - programs that rescued the country's euro membership and staved off bankruptcy but also deepened poverty and unemployment as successive governments in Athens were forced to make spending cuts in return for the rescue loans. "Mitsotakis [has] a strong mandate to implement his policy agenda".

"Welcome to a very special Outsiders where we're celebrating the election of a conservative government in Greece, the government of Kyrgios Mitsotakis", exclaimed one of the presenters, Rowan Dean, mispronouncing the Greek PM's first name, as tennis player's Nick Kyrgios' last name.

Hundreds of conservative supporters braved the summer heat to greet him outside the prime minister's official residence, chanting: "There his is!"

Its leader, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, will become prime minister.

His new Cabinet, which relies heavily on experienced politicians who have served in previous governments but also includes non-partisan technocrats considered experts in their fields, was sworn into office Tuesday.

"We will go ahead with relieving the tax burden on households and businesses", said Staikouras, an economist and engineer who comes to the post with the experience of serving as deputy minister under a previous government during Greece's financial crisis.

Trying to show he's open to naming people outside New Democracy, Mitsotakis put former Socialist Michalis Chrysochoidis in the spot of Citizens Protection Minister after the Premier said he wanted to end asylum on college grounds and would go hard after violence and anarchists who rampaged freely under Tsipras and SYRIZA.

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