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Mitsotakis hands over for now to caretaker PM Sarmas at Maximos Mansion

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Former Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis handed over his portfolio to caretaker Prime Minister Ioannis Sarmas today at Maximos Mansion.

Ioannis Sarmas, a senior judge and Court of Audit president, had earlier been sworn in by the Archbishop Hieronymos of Athens and All Greece in the presence of Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

At Maximos Mansion, New Democracy leader Mitsotakis wished Sarmas all the best on his duties as interim prime minister, and gave him what he called "a slightly bulky folder of documents" that included among others a summary of Greece's priorities and international obligations.

Accepting the folder and thanking Mitsotakis, who has served as prime minister since July 2019, Sarmas noted that he is fully aware that one a caretaker prime minister's duties is to ensure that the state's executive operation continues uninterrupted, in the countdown to runoff national elections.

A second round of elections in Greece is expected on June 25.