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Greek parliament sworn in as PM Mitsotakis prepares to outline new govt policies

Greek parliament sworn in as PM Mitsotakis prepares to outline new govt policies

Greece’s new parliament was sworn in on Wednesday after elections in early July. The six-party legislature will officially begin its functions after electing a speaker on Thursday.

New prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will outline his government’s policies at the weekend before a vote of confidence late on Sunday. The cabinet has vowed to cut taxes, boost domestic security and tighten borders against migration.

The conservative government, which has a comfortable majority of 158 lawmakers in the 300-seat parliament, has made boosting sluggish growth a priority.

Hours after Mitsotakis’ victory, Eurozone finance ministers warned the new government to stick to Greece's strict public spending commitments.