Greece gets first female president | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 23, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:23 AM, January 23, 2020

Greece gets first female president

Top judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou became Greece’s first woman president yesterdaywhen lawmakers elected her head of state in a rare display of unity. Sakellaropoulou, 64, has been president of the Council of State, Greece’s top administrative court. She will succeed Prokopis Pavlopoulos, whose five-year term expires in March. She was backed by 261 MPs in the 300-member parliament.

 

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