New cabinet announced

13/02/2018

President Nicos Anastasiades announced on Tuesday the composition of his new government. He added seven fresh faces, including three women.

The president appointed Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides as head of the foreign ministry and kept Finance Minister Harris Georgiades in the same post.

Lawyer Savvas Angelides has been appointed Defence Minister, teacher and education ministry official Costas Hambiaouris got the education portfolio, businessman Constantinos Ioannou takes over the Health Ministry, and Vasiliki Anastasiadou, currently the Director of Parliament, takes the Transport Ministry.

Education Minister Costas Kadis will be moving to the Agricultural Ministry and Constantinos Petrides remains at the Interior Ministry. Ionas Nicolaou will also stay at the Justice Ministry.Zeta Emilianidou remains at the Labour Ministry and Giorgos Lakkotrypis retains his energy portfolio.

Natasa Pilides, the director of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency, was appointed Junior Minister for Shipping.

Former MP and ruling Disy spokesman Prodromos Prodromou has been appointed Government Spokesman. Klelia Vasiliou, the head of Troodos Development Agency, will be Deputy Government Spokesperson.

Vasilis Palmas remains as Undersecretary to the President.

Political scientist and member of the Disy executive bureau, Petros Demetriou, was appointed as the new Head of the President’s office.

Anastasiades said the composition of the new cabinet reflects his commitment to putting together a Council of Ministers that will enjoy ‘broader social acceptance’.

“I believe that,” Anastasiades said. He added that society would decide if this was true.

Outgoing Agriculture Minister Nikos Kouyialis thanked Anastasiades for trusting him with the post, which he has held for the past five years, and said he is he is at ease with himself that he fulfilled his duties.

Outgoing Defence Minister Christoforos Fokaides also thanked the President for appointing him to that ‘key post’ for four years and wished ‘every success for the continuation of the same course of reform and modernisation’.

Deputy Government Spokesman Victoras Papadopoulos said earlier in the day that personal reasons would not allow him to continue.

The outgoing ministers of Transport and Foreign Affairs, Marios Demetriades and Ioannis Kassoulides both resigned from their posts. Demetriades said he had decided to leave politics and return, as a professional, to the private sector. Kassoulides said he wanted to retire.

The last day for the current Council of Ministers is February 28. The new members will be sworn in on March 1.

Political parties wished the new cabinet a successful term.

 


 


 

乐浦地产是 可用的項目

查看所有项目

珊瑚湾海滨别墅

Coral Seas Villas is located on the coastline in a generally pristine area within walking distance to the Coral Beach Hotel, a 15 minute drive to the metropolitan Paphos ...

阿多尼斯海滨别墅

阿多尼斯海滨别墅是乐浦地产新推的超豪华项目。它位于帕福斯最优越的地段,与其大获成功的姐妹项...

Limassol 德尔玛

德尔玛项目诠释了塞岛建筑设计的“新浪潮”:这座曲线设计的高楼充分利用了绵延170多米的海岸线,使每个公寓的住户均能尽...

卡瑞马斯村

Kamares村是Leptos房地产公司在塞浦路斯创造的最高档物业,在东地中海最别具一格。该项目的特点是其精致的石拱门和优越的地理...