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Greek PM sticks largely with the 'old' as he appoints his new Cabinet

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By Euronews  with REUTERS
Greek PM sticks largely with the 'old' as he appoints his new Cabinet

<p>Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has kept faith with many members of his previous Cabinet announcing a <a href="http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/09/22/new-greek-government-the-complete-breakdown-of-greeces-new-cabinet/">largely unchanged line</a> up following Sunday’s election success.</p> <p>Panos Kamenos – leader of the right-wing junior party in Tsipras’s coalition, the Independent Greeks, stays at Defence.</p> <p>But more significantly to reassure European lenders that there will be no backtracking on the cash-for-reform deal is the reappointment of low-key Oxford University educated economist, Euclid Tsakalotos </p> <p>Together with George Chouliarakis as his deputy the two men are much respected bailout negotiators. Tsakalotos, was at the helm when Greece and its creditors produced an 86 billion-euro loan deal in August.</p> <p>And taking perhaps one of the most difficult briefs is Yannis Mouzalas as Migration Minister within the the interior ministry.</p> <p>Greece’s new government faces two major challenges – how to stimulate growth while ensuring the bailout conditions are met, and the handling of the country’s huge refugee problem.</p>