Greek PM appoints Venizelos as Finance Minister

June 17, 2011 10:05

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou will appoint current Defence Minister Evangelos Venizelos as new finance minister in a reshuffle on Friday, a government official told Reuters.

"Venizelos will be the next finance minister," the official said.

Outgoing Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou will become environment minister in the reshuffle, state television NET reported.

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