Greece elects first female president

Greece elects first female president
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  • calendar-gray 22 January 2020

Greece's Parliament on Wednesday elected the first woman president in the country's history, a senior judge with expertise in environmental and constitutional law, APA reports citing Daily Sabah.

A cross-party majority of 261 lawmakers voted in favor of 63-year-old Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Parliament Speaker Costas Tassoulas said.

"Katerina Sakellaropoulou has been elected president of the republic," Tassoulas said.

The new president, until now the head of Greece's top administrative court, the Council of State, will take her oath of office on March 13, he added.

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