The Greek Prime Minister, Mr. Constantine Karamanlis, has made the first changes in his cabinet?
The Greek Prime Minister, Mr. Constantine Karamanlis, has made the first changes in his cabinet since coming to power in July, 1973.
SYNOPSIS: One of the major alterations was the dropping of the Minister of Social Services, Mr. Constantine Chrysanthopoulos, who has been replaced by the former Minister of the Interior, Mr. Constantine Stephanopoulos. Mr. Chrysanthopoulos' resignation was described as being for family reasons. The Greek President, Mr. Constantine Tsatsos, also attended the swearing-in ceremony at the Presidency in Athens on Friday (10 September).
The main purpose of the reshuffle was to prepare for further negotiations for Greece to become a full member of the European Common Market. This has resulted in the deputy Minister of Economic Co-ordination, Mr. Ioannis Boutos, becoming Agriculture Minister. Greece's negotiations with the Common Market are expected to focus particularly on agriculture.