Katerina Sakellaropoulou becomes Greece’s first female president

Katerina Sakellaropoulou, a high court judge and human rights activist, was elected Greece’s first female president by the country’s Parliament with an overwhelming majority.

                     Sakellaropoulou, who is not a member of a political party, earned support from 261 members in the 300-seat legislative body during the historic parliamentary vote,

                     She will succeed current conservative President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, whose five-year term expires in March.

                    Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis nominated Sakellaropoulou, who enjoys broad support across the major political parties in Greece,In 2018, she become the first woman to serve as president of the Council of State, which is Greece’s top administrative court.


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