Minister's resignation deflates government after series of missteps

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Fires, Mitsotakis, New Democracy
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A series of embarrassing moments for the government connected to the recent wildfires was extended and heightened on Friday, when Citizens Protection Minister Notis Mitarakis was forced to resign after a newspaper report suggested he had been spotted on an island break while efforts to contain blazes around the country were still in full swing.

Kathimerini reported on Friday that Mitarakis had been spotted on holiday, while other ministers running departments linked to the firefighting efforts remained at their desks. The minister’s resignation came a few hours later, capping a miserable week ...

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