Senior judge to lead Greek caretaker government until fresh June election


Ioannis Sarmas appointed to replace outgoing prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis after inconclusive ballot

Greece will hold fresh elections on 25 June, with the country led by a caretaker government headed by a senior judge until the vote, after an inconclusive ballot last weekend.

The president, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, appointed Ioannis Sarmas, 66, to replace the outgoing prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, whose centre-right New Democracy party triumphed over the leftist opposition in Sunday’s poll but failed to secure a parliamentary majority.

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