Greek government hit by fresh resignation
ATHENS - The Associated Press
This picture taken in Athens on June 18, 2012 shows the leader of the New Democracy conservative party Antonis Samaras. AFP photo
A Greek Cabinet member has resigned, the latest casualty for the crisis-hit country’s new conservative-led government.
State television reported that Giorgos Vernicos, deputy minister for merchant marine, announced his resignation today.
He did not give a reason for his departure, but the opposition has recently accused him of a conflict of interest.
Yesterday, the designated finance minister resigned due to illness. New Prime Minister Antonis Samaras himself is recovering from a weekend eye operation.