Greece has appointed the country's first openly gay minister in a Cabinet reshuffle

Greece's centre-right government has named the country's first openly gay minister in a Cabinet reshuffle.

Nicholas Yatromanolakis, 44, was named as the new deputy minister of culture after being promoted from the position of general secretary at the ministry.

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The government retained its ministers of health and finance.

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Greece is reeling from the impact of the pandemic that caused a spike in deaths in the autumn and is expected to have caused a 10.5% contraction of its gross domestic product in 2020.

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