Tsipras reshuffles Greek Cabinet

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras today reshuffled the Greek Cabinet after 38 members of his ruling Syriza party refused to vote for  his proposed  bailout deal in the Greek Parliament on Wednesday. Tsipras accused the rebels – including   among three ministers  –  of displaying a lack of camaraderie and solidarity. Production Reconstruction, Environment and Energy Ministry Panagiotis Lafaznis, Deputy Health Minister Dimitris Stratoulis and Deputy Minister of National Defense Kostas Isichos were all sacked from their ministerial posts for their dissent.
 Gabriel Sakellaridis, becomes the new SYRIZA parliamentary spokesperson, while the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Choundis will now resume his seat at the European Parliament. The other new members of the cabinet are Christoforos Vernardakis, who becomes Deputy Minister of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction; Trifon Alexiadis, Deputy Minister of Finance;Pavlos Polakis, Deputy Minister of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction; Sia Anagnostopoulou, Deputy Foreign Minister; Giannis Amanatidis, also Deputy Foreign Minister; Pavlos Haikali,  Deputy Minister of Social Security; Dimitris Vitsas, Deputy Minister of Defence; and Olga Gerovasili, Government Spokesperson.