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Greek Caretaker Prime Minister Appoints Interim Government

© AP Photo / Daniel Ochoa de Olza / A hand of a statue is seen as the Greek flag waves in Athens, Sunday, June 28, 2015.
A hand of a statue is seen as the Greek flag waves in Athens, Sunday, June 28, 2015. - Sputnik International
Greek Caretaker Prime Minister Vassiliki Thanou announced the composition of the Greek interim government on Friday, local media reported.

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Thanou has appointed Giorgos Houliarakis to the post of the country’s interim finance minister. Petros Molyviatis has returned to the Greek Foreign Ministry, which he led in 2004-2006 and in 2012.

Antonis Manitakis will serve as the head of the Interior Ministry while Yannis Giangos and Nikos Christodoulakis will lead the Greek Ministry of National Defense and the Ministry of Economy, correspondingly.

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Greece is expected to stage the elections on September 20.

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