Second Cabinet of Alexis Tsipras
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|Second Cabinet of Alexis Tsipras|
cabinet of Greece
Alexis Tsipras in 2015
|Date formed||21 September 2015|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Prokopis Pavlopoulos|
|Head of government||Alexis Tsipras|
|Deputy head of government||Yannis Dragasakis|
Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA),|
Independent Greeks (ANEL)
(with participation from Ecologist Greens and independents)
|Status in legislature||SYRIZA-led coalition government|
Communist Party of Greece (KKE)
Union of Centrists
|Opposition leader||Kyriakos Mitsotakis|
|Election(s)||Greek legislative election, September 2015|
|Predecessor||Thanou-Christophilou Caretaker Cabinet|
The Second Cabinet of Alexis Tsipras was sworn in on 23 September 2015, following the Greek legislative election in September 2015. Alexis Tsipras, leader of Syriza, was sworn in as Prime Minister of Greece on 21 September, having agreed to re-form the coalition with Panos Kammenos and the Independent Greeks.
The First Cabinet of Alexis Tsipras was formed following the legislative election in January 2015, and was a coalition of Syriza and the Independent Greeks. Most notably, the government had to deal with the Greek government-debt crisis, but was also responsible for the early July bailout referendum. Throughout the duration of their term, their main responsibility was re-negotiating the terms of the third bailout package.
During the vote on the third bailout package in the Hellenic Parliament, a number of Syriza MPs voted against the package resulting in the government officially losing its majority. For this reason, Tsipras and the government resigned on 20 August and called for a snap election to take place on 20 September. Prokopis Pavlopoulos, the President of Greece had to allow for all the opposition parties to attempt to form a government of their own, but none of them had sufficient numbers of MPs. Subsequently, a caretaker cabinet led by Vassiliki Thanou-Christophilou was formed on 27 August to lead the country into the election.
During the election campaign period, opinion polls had suggested that Syriza and New Democracy, led by Vangelis Meimarakis, were neck and neck, with some polls showing New Democracy ahead and others showing Syriza ahead. The exit polls generally showed that Syriza was on 30-34%, and New Democracy was on 28.5-32.5%.
At approximately 12:00 GMT on 21 September, Tsipras met with Panos Kammenos, his former coalition partner, at the Syriza party HQ in Athens. At the meeting, they discussed the make-up of the new cabinet.
|Office||Incumbent||Party||In office since|
|Prime Minister||Alexis Tsipras||SYRIZA||21 September 2015|
|Deputy Prime Minister||Yannis Dragasakis||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
Alternate Ministers are directly assigned special responsibilities and powers by the prime minister, including:
- full parliamentary powers and, in conjunction with the minister, the legislative initiative
- the right to issue individual and normative acts, and to propose individual and normative decrees
Full ministers however retain:
- the identification of ministerial policy in the cabinet
- the representation in bodies of the European Union
- the appointment of administrative agencies, public services and personnel
Deputy ministers are assigned with responsibilities and powers by the prime minister and the full minister they report to.
|Ministry||Office||Incumbent||Party||In office since|
Ministry of the Interior and Administrative Reconstruction
|Minister of the Interior and Administrative Reconstruction||Panagiotis Kouroumblis||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
|Deputy Minister of the Interior and Administrative Reconstruction||Yannis Balafasa||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
|Alternate Minister of Administrative Reform||Christoforos Vernardakis||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
|Alternate Minister of Citizen Protection||Nikos Toskas||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
|Alternate Minister of Immigration Policy||Ioannis Mouzalas||Independent||28 August 2015|
|Deputy Minister for Macedonia and Thrace||Maria Kollia-Tsarouchaa||ANEL||23 September 2015|
Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism
|Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism||Giorgos Stathakis||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
|Alternate Minister of Tourism||Elena Kountoura||ANEL||23 September 2015|
|Deputy Minister of National Strategic Reference Framework Issues||Alexis Charitsisa||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
|Deputy Minister of Industry||Theodora Tzagria||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
Ministry of National Defence
|Minister of National Defence||Panos Kammenos||ANEL||23 September 2015|
|Alternate Minister of National Defence||Dimitris Vitsas||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs
|Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs||Nikos Filis||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
|Alternate Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs||Sia Anagnostopoulou||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
|Alternate Minister of Research and Innovation||Kostas Fotakis||Independent||23 September 2015|
|Deputy Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs||Theodosis Pelegrinis||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
Ministry of Environment and Energy
|Minister of Environment and Energy||Panos Skourletis||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
|Alternate Minister of Environment and Energy||Giannis Tsironis||OP||23 September 2015|
Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights
|Minister of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights||Nikos Paraskevopoulos||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
|Alternate Minister of Corruption Issues||Dimitris Papangelopoulos||Independent||23 September 2015|
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
|Minister of Foreign Affairs||Nikos Kotzias||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
|Alternate Minister of European Affairs||Nikos Xydakis||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
|Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs||Ioannis Amanatidisa||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
|Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs||Dimitris Mardasa||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
Ministry of Finance
|Minister of Finance||Euclid Tsakalotos||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
|Alternate Minister of Finance||Tryfon Alexiadis||SYRIZA||18 July 2015|
|Alternate Minister of Finance||Giorgos Houliarakis||Independent||23 September 2015|
Ministry of Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity
|Minister of Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity||Georgios Katrougalos||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
|Alternate Minister of Social Solidarity||Theano Fotiou||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
|Alternate Minister for Combatting Unemployment||Rania Antonopoulou||SYRIZA||23 September 2015 - 26 Febr 2018|
|Deputy Minister of Social Insurance Issues||Anastasios Petropoulosa||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
Ministry of Health
|Minister of Health||Andreas Xanthos||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
|Alternate Minister of Health||Pavlos Polakis||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
|Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks||Christos Spirtzis||Independent||23 September 2015|
|Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks||Dimitris Kammenosa||ANEL||23 September 2015 – 23 September 2015|
|Panagiotis Sgouridisa||ANEL||24 September 2015 – 23 February 2016|
|Marina Chrissovelonia||ANEL||24 February 2016|
Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy
|Minister of Shipping and Island Policy||Thodoris Dritsas||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food
|Minister of Agricultural Development and Food||Evangelos Apostolou||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
|Alternate Minister of Agricultural Development and Food||Markos Bolaris||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
Ministry of Culture and Sports
|Minister of Culture and Sports||Aristides Baltas||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
|Deputy Minister of Sports||Stavros Kontonis||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
Ministers of State
|Rank||Office||Incumbent||Party||In office since|
|1.||Minister of State||Nikos Pappas||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
|2.||Minister of State for Coordinating Government Operations||Alekos Flambouraris||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
|Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister||Terence Quicka||ANEL||23 September 2015|
|Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister and Government Spokesperson||Dr Olga Gerovassili||SYRIZA||23 September 2015|
Bold denotes full ministers attending the weekly cabinet council.
a Deputy ministers are not members of the cabinet but may attend cabinet meetings.
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- Η σύνθεση της Κυβέρνησης [Composition of the Government] (in Greek). Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- Ανάθεση αρμοδιοτήτων στην Αναπληρώτρια Υπουργό Εργασίας και Κοινωνικής Αλληλεγγύης Ουρανίας Αντωνοπούλου [Delegation of authority to the Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Solidarity Ourania Antonopoulou] (PDF) (in Greek). Prime Minister of Greece. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- Καθορισμός σειράς τάξης των Υπουργείων [Sequencing order of Ministries] (PDF) (in Greek). Prime Minister of Greece. 17 February 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- washingtonpost.com: Greece: Wealthy minister quits after rent subsidy furor
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