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Greek FinMin thinks “his work concluded”; may get new job as BoG governor

Greek Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras might soon leave the “electric chair” he has been sitting on since summer 2012 and find a less stressful job at the Bank of Greece. According to Sunday Edition of Proto Thema, Stournaras has allegedly said that his work at the ministry has been concluded.

“I think my work at the Finance Ministry has concluded,” Yiannis Storunaras reportedly told interlocutors after the completion of the last agreement with the troika, which he considers as crucial for future developments in the country.

“As a country we came out of the grave. We all must realize this. During that time we moved in limbo. But we did it,” Proto Thema cites the Greek Finance Minister.

According to the newspaper, Stournaras is expected to remain at the FinMin post for the next two months, as no government reshuffle is expected before the municipality and EU elections.

Right after the voting of the austerity multi-bill [today Sunday] discussion about the Greek debt is expected to start, the government reshuffle will follow, Proto Thema notes adding “according to information, Stournaras will be named Governor of Bank of Greece, while Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will take over the post of “Finance Minister” assisted by his close aide Stavros Papastavrou.”  (via

According to unconfirmed information, PM Samaras refuseed to confirm whether Stournaras will stay as FinMin or become Bank of Greece governor, but so far nobody, not even Stournaras himself, dismissed Proto Thema report.


      Regrets, I’ve had a few
But then again, too few to mention
   I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway
   And more, much more than this, I did it my way

PS yes, Stournaras’s God-blessed work has been concluded, he will get a better job and we’ll be left behind broke and tightened-up till the end of our days.

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