Interim cabinet sworn in

Interim cabinet sworn in

Greece’s interim cabinet was officially sworn in during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace Friday.

The caretaker government will head the country until new national elections are held in about a month.

“We are dedicated to giving our best efforts. It’s a one-month period, a government that is devoid of any political affiliation, yet it will be fully functional,” interim government spokesman Ilias Siakantaris told the press outside the Presidential Palace.

In their first statements, coming to the Presidential Mansion for the swearing-in ceremony, the caretaker ministers referred to their obligation to ensure that the state continues to function in the interim.

“We will exercise this duty as we should so that there are no gaps in the functioning of the state,” said caretaker foreign minister Vassilis Kaskarelis.

Education Minister Christos Kittas, said that “at the moment my mind is on the children who are preparing for exams,” while Justice Minister Filippos Spyropoulos vowed to “leave as few loose ends as possible.”

Caretaker Prime Minister Ioannis Sarmas will later Friday preside over a cabinet meeting at the Maximos Mansion.


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