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Coalition survives no-confidence vote over name deal but sees majority trimmed
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Mitsotakis calls for no-confidence vote, hoping to exert more pressure on coalition
Name settlement triggers intense political battle
After reaching name settlement, Skopje and Athens face more hurdles to ratify deal
New Greek cabinet a mixed bag, prompting hope and concern
The new 41-member Greek cabinet – a mixed bag in terms of politics and reputations – was sworn in on Tuesday. Some of the appointments, particularly in the areas of justice and tackling corruption, have been well received but the bakgrounds of the new defense and foreign ministers has caused concern.
The cabinet consists mainly of SYRIZA officials, with coalition partner Independent Greeks taking only one ministry and three lower grade positions. There were also several appointments from outside the two parties.
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