Greece names Stournaras as new finance minister

ATHENS Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:32am EDT

Yannis Stournaras addresses journalists during a news conference in Athens April 2, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

Yannis Stournaras addresses journalists during a news conference in Athens April 2, 2012.

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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's ruling coalition appointed economist Yannis Stournaras as the country's new finance minister, the prime minister's office said on Tuesday.

"Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has decided to name Athens University economics professor and Director of (economic think-tank) IOBE Yannis Stournaras as Finance Minister," Samaras's office said in a statement. (Reporting by Harry Papachristou)

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