Panayiotis Pikrammenos, Greek Prime Minister "bitter"

Panayiotis Pikrammenos has a sense of dark humor. Yesterday appointed new Prime Minister of Greece of interim or  "service government" in anticipation of legislative June 17, he joked about the resonance between his name, meaning "bitter" in Greek, and the mood in the country. The senior judge of 67 years, who chairs the Council of State also stressed that the inner cabinet of "12 to 13 members" that were formed will only mandate to organize new elections. Pikrammenos has been designated by ...
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