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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-06-20

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  • [01] Samaras sworn-in as new Greek PM

  • [01] Samaras sworn-in as new Greek PM

    AMNA / Antonis Samaras was sworn-in as Greece's prime minister on Wednesday afternoon at the head of a three-party coalition government that assumes the country's reins amid the most crucial moment in the country's history after the restoration of democracy in 1974.

    Samaras, 61, led New Democracy to a first-place showing in last Sunday's election, garnering nearly 30 percent of the general vote, which translated into 129 MPs in Greece's 300-deputy Parliament. Following three days of negotiations, PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos and Democratic Left (DI.MAR) party leader Fotis Kouvelis agreed to back a Samaras-led government, promising a vote of confidence in Parliament.

    PASOK took 12.28 percent of the vote in the June 17 election, and fields 33 MPs, while DI.MAR won 6.26 percent of the vote and picked up 17 MPs.

    What remains to be seen is the composition of the new Cabinet, namely, if and how many non-MPs (technocrats) will host ministerial portfolios, and if the two junior partners will acquiesce and field political cadres in the Samaras Cabinet. amna


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