Syriza ‘Left Platform’ member tipped for ministry overlooking energy

Panayiotis Lafazanis, part of the newly elected Syriza-led government’s firmer left wing, or Left Platform, has been touted as the likeliest choice to head a new enlarged ministry to incorporate the energy sector, according to latest information.

The new “super” ministry’s role of deputy minister, expected to take on environmental affairs, and, possibly, energy as well, is being tipped to bring in Yiannis Tsironis of the Democtratic Left (DIMAR) – Greens cooperation, members of which were added to the coalition government earlier today in a surprise move by new prime minister Alexis Tsipras.