Hardouvelis, who is the chief economist at
Hardouvelis also served as director of the economics office of two previous prime ministers, including those of prime minister Costas Simitis in 2000-2004 and of interim prime minister
The newly appointed finance minister holds a doctorate in economics from the
Stournaras is expected to take up the post of the governor of the
Samaras carried out the broad reshuffle after the left-wing SYRIZA party gained victory over the governing New Democracy party in local and elections for the European Parliament last month.
The results are evidence of the anger felt by Greeks over austerity reforms demanded under the country's international bailout - namely repeated tax hikes as well as pension and salary cuts - all while unemployment soared to nearly 27%.
Other cabinet changes include the ministers of public order, interior, culture, education and health.
The new cabinet will be sworn in on Tuesday.
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