Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Antonis Samaras swoen in as new Greek PM

Antonis Samaras, a US-educated economist with a business degree from Harvard, was sworn in as Greece's new prime minister Wednesday, three days after his conservative New Democracy party won a nail-biting parliamentary election.

Samaras will head a new power-sharing government that will encompass the left and right, according to a leader of one of the parties that will participate in the coalition.

The oath taking was held in a brief candlelight ceremony Wednesday afternoon at the presidential palace in Athens in front of Greek Orthodox clergy members.

Read more: LA Times


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