Senior judge to lead Greek caretaker government until fresh June election

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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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