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Greece elects first-ever female president following parliamentary vote

Greece's Parliament elected Katerina Sakellaropoulou, former head of the State Council, as the country's first female president on Wednesday.

ANI | Athens | Updated: 22-01-2020 18:21 IST | Created: 22-01-2020 18:21 IST
Greece elects first-ever female president following parliamentary vote
Greece's first female president Katerina Sakellaropoulou (File photo). Image Credit: ANI

Athens [Greece], Jan 22 (Sputnik/ANI): Greece's Parliament elected Katerina Sakellaropoulou, former head of the State Council, as the country's first female president on Wednesday. Sakellaropoulou's candidacy was backed by 261 lawmakers out of 300, including by the members of the ruling New Democracy Party.

She will serve for five years starting on March 13, when the incumbent president, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, will vacate the post following the end of his term. In Greece, the president has a largely ceremonial role and limited political power. (Sputnik/ANI)


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