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Greek cabinet to be announced by Wednesday: junior coalition party

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 21:29
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Newly sworn-in Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is hoping to re-appoint Euclid Tsakalotos as his finance minister on Tuesday but is struggling to persuade him to stay on in his post.

[ATHENS] Greece's new leftist-led cabinet will be announced by Wednesday morning, the leader of the right-wing Independent Greeks party said on Monday after meeting election winner Alexis Tsipras.

"It will be a progressive government, a government which will continue the task we undertook these six months, and I hope lawmakers will realise the Greek people's message for national unity," Mr Kammenos, whose party also allied with Syriza in the previous government, told reporters.

Mr Tsipras's Syriza party won about 35 per cent of the vote in Sunday's election to give it 145 seats in the 300-seat parliament, while Mr Kammenos's party took 3.7 per cent and 10 seats.

REUTERS

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