Tsipras to back Greek bailout with Tsakalotos as finance minister

By Renee Maltezou and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras appointed two respected bailout negotiators to head his economic team on Tuesday, moving to assure wary European partners that the new government will not backtrack on its cash-for-reform deal. Tsipras reappointed Euclid Tsakalotos as finance minister and made George Chouliarakis deputy finance minister. Tsakalotos, a low-key Oxford University-trained Marxist economist, was at the finance helm when Greece and its creditors produced an 86 billion-euro loan accord on August.

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