New ministers in the Greek government have been sworn in after a reshuffle within Syriza’s ranks following a rebellion over tough bailout terms. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sacked several dissidents from his cabinet in a move that marks a split with his party’s main leftist faction. Despite the revolt, parliament approved the bailout which requires more painful measures in return. The newly-appointed Labour Minister George Katrougalos says the government, elected on an anti-austerity platform, will fight for an agreement that is “socially just”. The new Energy Minister Panos Skourletis, a close Tsipras ally, says the reshuffle marks the government’s adjustment “to a new reality”. “We are fully aware of how bad this agreement has been and of all the hard measures it contains. We’re betting on finding ways to counter-balance those measures in order to help the poor and the needy,” said new government spokeswoman Olga Gerovassili. Former Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis and two deputy ministers were sacked in a reshuffle that had been expected ever since the rebellion left Tsipras dependent on the votes of pro-European opposition parties to get the deal passed. The prime minister has ruled out immediate early elections before a bailout deal is actually agreed, but Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis said this week that elections may come in September or October. Euronews correspondent Stamatis Giannisis reported from Athens: “The cabinet reshuffle was unavoidable for Prime Minister Tsipras after key radical left-wing ministers refused to support the new deal with the country’s creditors. The question now is whether this revamped Syriza-led coalition will be able to implement the austerity provisions in this agreement without further political losses.”