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Greece announces Cabinet reshuffle

Greece's coalition government has announced a Cabinet reshuffle affecting the Development Ministry and two other posts.

Anna Diamantopoulou, a former European Union Commissioner, was named the development minister, replacing Michalis Chrysohoidis, who was moved to the public order portfolio.

Respected academic Giorgos Bambiniotis was named the new minister of education.

The new ministers are expected to be sworn in later.

The government is expected to call a general election for late April. The vote would come as Greece continues to face a massive debt crisis forcing it to rely on international loans.

The Cabinet changes were announced after Christos Papoutsis resigned as public order minister on February 27 to run for the Socialist party's leadership.


From Belfast Telegraph