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New Greek Finance Minister resigns

06-26-2012 05:14 BJT

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Greece’s new finance minister has resigned due to ill health. 64 year-old Vassilis Rapanos was rushed to hospital on Friday, before he could be sworn in. Greek media says he has a history of ill-health. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s office says Rapanos sent a letter of resignation because of his health problems... and it had been accepted.

Samaras himself has only just emerged from hospital after undergoing eye surgery. Both he and Rapanos had already said they would not be able to attend the June 28th to 29th European summit. Their medical problems have also forced a postponement of the first meeting between the new government and Greece’s "troika" of international lenders.


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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