Kyriakos Mitsotakis sworn in as Greece PM

Kyriakos Mitsotakis sworn in as Greece PM

Conservative leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, 51, sworn in as Greece’s new Prime Minister yesterday after a big win in the elections and pledged to end the economic crisis over the last decade.

“The Greek people gave us a strong mandate to change Greece. We will respect the mandate completely, “said former Harvard graduate who was also a McKinsey consultant after a swearing-in ceremony broadcast live with his wife and three children.

“Our hard work starts today and I am confident that we will be able to overcome that challenge.”

A new cabinet lineup will swear today and is expected to meet for the first time tomorrow.

The new finance minister, Christos Staikouras, 45, who is also a former finance minister, holds a PhD from London City University.

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Nikos Dendias, 59, who holds the mandate of the foreign minister, is a former public affairs minister while the ministry of development and agriculture will be led by two former senior party allies.

Mitsotakis, the leader of the New Democracy party, who has removed the leftist party leader, Alexis Tsipras, was the son of former Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis, among the longest serving politicians in Greece.

The last time the New Democracy led Greece was in 2014 and formed a joint government with socialist parties. AFP reported

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