|Government of Stephanos Anagnos|
31st Government of the Empire of Lihnidos
|May 2022 - present|
|Date formed||16 May 2022|
(10 months, 1 week and 1 day)
|People and organisations|
and Grand Logothete
|No. of ministers||18|
|Member party||Conservative-National Alliance|
|Status in legislature||Minority |
169 / 350 (48%)
|Opposition party||Democratic Coalition|
|Opposition leader||Fania Zarou|
|Election(s)||2018 general election|
|Legislature term(s)||25th Bouleuterion|
The Anagnos government is the current government of Lihnidos led by Archon and Grand Logothete Stephanos Anagnos. The Anagnos government was formed on 16 May 2022 following Anagnos' election as leader of the Conservative-National Alliance and subsequent appointment as archon and grand logothete. It succeeded the fourth Raptis government and has been the incumbent government for 10 months, 1 week and 1 day.
The government is comprised of members of the CNA and supported by the Populist People's Party through a confidence and supply agreement negotiated under the fourth Raptis government following the 2018 general election. The Council of Logothetes, the main organ of the government, is composed of eighteen logothetes, five women and thirteen men. Four logothetes were reappointed to their positions held during the fourth Raptis government while the other fourteen were new appointees.
The government is currently operating as a minority government due to not having a majority in the Bouleuterion.
Background and formation
On 24 April 2022 the Chairman of the Conservative-National Alliance announced that at least fifteen percent of CNA deputies in the Bouleuterion had submitted letters declaring they had loss confidence in CNA leader Fotis Raptis. CNA deputies were officially notified through letters sent by party secretary Evelina Kokkinos and were informed that the triggered motion of no confidence would take place on 27 April 2022. Following the announcements, Deputy Stephanos Anagnos of Samos spoke to media outlets and identified himself as one of the members who had lost confidence in Raptis' leadership. Citing poor performance in the previous three general elections, a loss in a recent by-elections, and mismanagement of party resources, Anagnos said that he and his colleagues who had submitted letters to the party chairman had lost faith in Raptis to lead the party through the upcoming October general election.
On 27 April 2022 all one hundred sixty-nine CNA deputies participated in voting on the motion of no confidence. Following the vote, party chairman Claus Vascos announced that a majority of CNA deputies had lost confidence in Raptis, with ninety-nine deputies no longer having confidence in his leadership opposed to seventy who still had confidence. Raptis, speaking to reporters from Palamaras Mansion following the defeat, touted his accomplishments and said that he, while disappointed in the result, would respect the outcome and would step down as the leader of the party after a new leader had been chosen.
The CNA held leadership elections over the course of 2 May to 13 May. On 13 May 2022, Stepahnos Anagnos, who was considered to be the main force behind the motion of no confidence in Raptis, was elected by CNA deputies as the new leader of the party. Following Anagnos' election, Raptis announced his resignation as archon, grand logothete, and leader of the Conservative-National Alliance. Anagnos was appointed as archon and grand logothete by Empress Stella II later that afternoon.
On 14 May 2022, Anagnos met with the Empress at the Imperial Palace to present his list of logothetes. All proposed logothetes received approval from the Empress and were sworn in the following day.
The Bouleuterion approved the Anagnos government on 16 May 2022 with 175 votes in favor, 160 against, and 15 abstentions. The government was supported by all members of the CNA and, due to a confidence and supply agreement between the CNA and PPP, all members of the PPP. The CNA and PPP votes combined resulted in 175 votes in favor, one short of the 176 vote majority in the Bouleuterion. Had all member of the opposition parties voted against the government, the vote would have failed.
During the lead up to the vote, leaders of the Democratic Coalition and Coalition of Progressive Socialists announced that their parties would be opposing the government. In a press release, the leader of the Republican Party announced that republican deputies would be free to vote how they wished. On 15 May 2022, one day prior to the vote, the leader of the Centrist Union told reporters that the party had not made a decision on how their deputies would vote. According to media reports, Anagnos placed a phone call to Centrist Union leader Lazaros Metaxas the morning of the vote, however the details of the call were not released. Prior to the vote beginning, Metaxas announced that his party would be abstaining, guaranteeing a majority in favor of the government.
16 May 2022
Investiture votes for Anagnos government
(Voting: 335 of 350,
|Yes||CNA (169), PPP (6)|
175 / 335
|No||DC (138), CPS (19), RP (3)|
160 / 335
|Abstention||CU (13), RP (2)|
15 / 350
Statements on Sydalene-Yisraeli relations
Council of Logothetes
|← Anagnos Government →|
(16 May 2022 – present)
|Portfolio||Name||Party||Took office||Left office|
|Stephanos Anagnos||CNA||13 May 2022||Incumbent|
|Logothete of the Archontia and Relations with the Bouleuterion
Spokesperson of the Government
|Maria Bakoyannis||CNA||16 May 2022||Incumbent|
|Logothete of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation||Kostis Venizelos||CNA||16 May 2022||Incumbent|
|Logothete of the Interior||Dimitris Dendias||CNA||16 May 2022||Incumbent|
|Logothete of National Defense||Stavros Avramopoulos||CNA||16 May 2022||Incumbent|
|Logothete of Infrastructure and Transportation||Euclid Varoufakis||CNA||16 May 2022||Incumbent|
|Logothete of Energy and the Environment||Stergios Kotzias||CNA||16 May 2022||Incumbent|
|Logothete of Justice||Kyriakos Dendias||CNA||16 May 2022||Incumbent|
|Logothete of National Security||Ivan Stathis||CNA||16 May 2022||Incumbent|
|Logothete of Health||Anna Damanaki||CNA||16 May 2022||Incumbent|
|Logothete of the Treasury||Persephone Pardou||CNA||16 May 2022||Incumbent|
|Logothete of Education and Innovation||Alexis Kouvelis||CNA||16 May 2022||Incumbent|
|Logothete of Culture, Sport, and Tourism||Vasileia Karahaliou||CNA||16 May 2022||Incumbent|
|Logothete of Agriculture||Evangelos Sfakianakis||CNA||16 May 2022||Incumbent|
|Logothete of Labor and Social Affairs||Bernice Boosali||CNA||16 May 2022||Incumbent|
|Logothete of Commerce and Industry
Chairperson of the National Trade Commission
|Leonidas Iliou||CNA||16 May 2022||Incumbent|
|Logothete of Media and Communications||Alexandros Rallis||CNA||16 May 2022||Incumbent|
|Logothete of Internal Development||Spyridion Kallergis||CNA||16 May 2022||Incumbent|
|Logothete of Local and Provincial Governance||Konstantinos Pulos||CNA||16 May 2022||Incumbent|
|Also attending council meetings|
|President of the Crown Council||Fotini, Grand Duchess of Ithaca||Nonpartisan||9 April 1989||Incumbent|
|Attorney General||Adara Boulou||Nonpartisan||27 November 2007||Incumbent|
|General Secretary of the Imperial Offices||Althea Contou||Nonpartisan||27 November 2007||Incumbent|
|Head of the Military Chamber||Adm. Arion Rodias, LN, Ret.||Nonpartisan||27 November 2007||Incumbent|