President commits to limited reshuffle
Following the departure of junior coalition partner Democratic Party (DIKO) last week President Nicos Anastasiades has carried out a reshuffle of his Cabinet. Although four ministers resigned from DIKO and sought to stay in post, the president has replaced three and kept only one, Giorgos Lakkotrypis as Minister of Commerce and Energy.
The President also appointed Chrystalla Georghadji as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus.
The new ministers appointed are as follows:
Philippos Patsalis; Minister of Health
Costas Kadis; Minister of Education
Marios Demetriades; Minister of Communications and Works
Tasos Mitsopoulos; Minister of Defence