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Ex-newspaper editor appointed government spokesman

Experienced journalist Pantelis Kapsis was appointed the interim government?s spokesman and Minister of State on Tuesday.

The former editor of Ta Nea newspaper was a personal appointment of Prime Minister Lucas Papademos.

Papademos also appointed University of Piraeus professor Gikas Hardouvelis as the director of his economic office.

Athens University of Economics and Business professor Giorgos Pagoulatos has been appointed as head of the prime minister?s office for strategic planning.