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Kyriakos Mitsotakis takes Oath as New Greek PM

Kyriakos Mitsotakis takes Oath as New Greek PM
Kyriakos Mitsotakis takes Oath as New Greek PM

Kyriakos Mitsotakis elected as the New Greek Prime Minister after his New Democracy Party won 40 per cent of the vote share in the recent Greek elections.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis became the New Greek Prime Minister after defeating reigning PM Alexis Tsipras with 40 per cent of the vote share.

In the July 7 Greek Elections, Mitsotakis’ New Democracy party won over Alexis Tsipras’ Syriza party with a huge margin.

Mitsotakis was officially sworn in by the Greek Orthodox Christian Church’s spiritual leader, Archbishop Leronymos.

He formally took power on 8 July 2019. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, in an official press conference stated that, ‘the electoral victory shows there’s a strong mandate for change in Greece’.

A new government cabinet has been announced in Greece consisting of 51 members. The cabinet includes politicians from centre-left backgrounds, some technocrats and some businessmen.

Mitsotakis, who studied at Harvard and Stanford, comes from a political dynasty. His father previously served as the leader of the New Democracy Party.

Greece is still reeling from the depression that forced it to accept austerity from the European Union. Mitsotakis said he plans to revitalize the Greek economy with privatization, business-friendly regulations and lower taxes. He also wants a new deal with the EU.

“There is a really strong mandate for change in Greece, and this is what I have promised to deliver and this is what I will do”, Mitsotakis said after his swearing-in ceremony.

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