Greece: The Minister of Finance Renewed. The Greek Ministry of Finance remains in the hands of Evangelos Venizelos, weight-heavy Socialist, while foreign affairs fall upon a liberal of the new democracy, the European former Stavros Dimas in the Greek new coalition Government, announced the Government in an official release.
Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos for the country expects a budget deficit of around 9% this year, today said an official who attended the first Cabinet of any new government of national unity.
Venizelos, 54, has played a key role in recent months in the deepening crisis in Greece. Dimas, 70, is Vice President of New Democracy party has agreed on Sunday to participate in a coalition government to save Greece, on the verge of bankruptcy.
The far right is also entering the new government, a first since the return of democracy in Greece in 1974 after the fall of the dictatorship of the colonels. Makis Voridis was appointed Minister of Transport and Adonis Georgiadis, the Secretariat of State for Development and Marine
Evangelos Venizelos retains its portfolio in the new coalition government led by Lucas Papademos, former Vice-President of the European Central Bank, who was sworn in the afternoon after several days of intense negotiations between the parties Socialist and conservative.