Former deputy education minister under the previous New Democracy government and one-time MP for Piraeus George Kalos on Tuesday announced his decision to join the 'Democratic Alliance party led by independent MP Dora Bakoyannis.

Bakoyannis formed her own party after she was ousted from ND for defying the party's policy of opposing the memorandum for EU-IMF loans.

Meeting Kalos on Tuesday morning, Bakoyannis expressed her satisfaction with his decision to join Democratic Alliance and put him in charge of culture.

Another new 'recruit' to the party was the former deputy prefect for Magnesia Elena Antonopoulou, who has been put in charge of migration policy.