Deputy Prime Minister of Greece

Deputy Prime Minister of Greece
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Incumbent
Panagiotis Pikrammenos

since 9 July 2019
Member of Cabinet
Reports to Prime Minister
Appointer Prime Minister of Greece
Term length No fixed term
Inaugural holder Constantine Kanaris
Formation 1862
Website Deputy Prime Minister's Office

The Deputy Prime Minister of Greece (Greek: Αντιπρόεδρος της Κυβερνήσεως, "Vice-President of the Government"; older form: Αντιπρόεδρος του Υπουργικού Συμβουλίου, "Vice-President of the Ministerial Council") is the second senior-most member of the Greek Cabinet. Despite the English translation of the title, he does not actually deputize for the Prime Minister, rather it is a mostly honorific post for senior ministers, and is usually combined with another senior government portfolio (traditionally either Foreign Affairs, Finance or Defence) or a coordinating role over several ministries. The post is not permanent, rather it is created on an ad hoc basis, usually for the leaders of junior parties in coalition cabinets, and may be held by more than one person at once.

The current Deputy Prime Minister is Panagiotis Pikrammenos, in the Cabinet of Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

List of Deputy Prime Ministers of Greece

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