Cabinet of Greece


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The cabinet of Greece (Greek: Κυβέρνηση της Ελλάδας), officially called the Ministerial Council (Greek: Yπουργικό Συμβούλιο), constitutes the Government of Greece. It is the collective decision-making body of the Hellenic Republic, composed of the Prime Minister and the Ministers. One or more Ministers may be appointed Vice President of the Government (Αντιπρόεδρος της Κυβερνήσεως, Deputy prime Minister), by decree initiated by the Prime Minister. Ministers are appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister.

The Council defines and directs the general policy of the Country, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and the laws. It is regulated by the Constitution of Greece.

The Council meets at the building of the Hellenic Parliament. The meetings are chaired by the Prime Minister.

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Formation of government

After the elections, the President appoints the Prime Minister and hands him the mandate to form a government. He suggests the new Ministers and Deputy Ministers and the new government gets appointed by the President in a swearing-in ceremony with the Archbishop of Athens at the Presidential Mansion in Athens.

Current cabinet

The cabinet of interim prime minister Lucas Papademos's national unity government was sworn in on Friday, 11 November 2011.

Office Incumbent Party Since
Prime Minister Lucas Papademos Independent 11 November 2011
Deputy Prime Minister Theodoros Pangalos PASOK 7 October 2009
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Evangelos Venizelos PASOK 17 June 2011
Minister for the Interior Tassos Yiannitsis PASOK 11 November 2011
Minister for Administrative Reform and e-Governance Dimitris Reppas PASOK 17 June 2011
Minister for Foreign Affairs Stavros Dimas New Democracy 11 November 2011
Minister for National Defence Dimitris Avramopoulos New Democracy 11 November 2011
Minister for Development, Competitiveness and Shipping Michalis Chrisochoidis PASOK 7 September 2010
Minister for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change Giorgos Papakonstantinou PASOK 17 June 2011
Minister for Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs Anna Diamantopoulou PASOK 7 October 2009
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Makis Voridis LAOS 11 November 2011
Minister for Labour and Social Security Giorgos Koutroumanis PASOK 17 June 2011
Minister for Health and Social Solidarity Andreas Loverdos PASOK 7 September 2010
Minister for Rural Development and Food Kostas Skandalidis PASOK 7 September 2010
Minister for Justice, Transparency and Human Rights Miltiadis Papaioannou PASOK 17 June 2011
Minister for Citizen Protection Christos Papoutsis PASOK 7 September 2010
Minister for Culture and Tourism Pavlos Geroulanos PASOK 7 October 2009
Minister of State Giorgos Stavropoulos Independent 11 November 2011
Government Spokesman Vacant (TBD)

See also

  • Former cabinets of Greece

References

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