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This picture taken in Athens on June 18, 2012 shows the leader of the New Democracy conservative party Antonis Samaras. AFP photo

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.

June/26/2012

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