Reshuffle of limited scope, ambition suggests elections on horizon

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras conducted a reshuffle that was limited in scope and ambition on Friday night, heightening speculation that fresh elections are only a matter of weeks away.

The new cabinet, which was sworn in on Saturday morning, contains seven new faces but five of those are SYRIZA or Independent Greeks MPs. In total, Tsipras made nine changes to his cabinet and swapped the government spokesperson.

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