Mitsotakis eyes multiple benefits after nominating top judge to be first female president

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: KINAL, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Kyriakos Mitsotakis has named Council of State president Katerina Sakellaropoulou as his party’s candidate to become Greece’s first female head of state in a move that counters recent criticism about the lack of women in his cabinet and puts pressure on his political rivals to back New Democracy’s proposal.

Mitsotakis made the announcement in a televised address on Wednesday night, ending weeks of media speculation about who he would nominate to succeed current Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, whose five-year term expires in early March.

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