About-turn over ministry post undermines impact of PM's reshuffle

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s attempt to send a message of renewal via Tuesday’s cabinet reshuffle stumbled at the first hurdle after the would-be head of the newly created Civil Protection Ministry, former admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, turned down the position.

The ex-armed forces chief’s decision not to take up the new post overshadowed what was a fairly limited shakeup of the government lineup, aimed mostly at bringing new faces into positions that have been under intense scrutiny over the past few months, n...

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