New president receives strong endorsement, hints at areas of interest

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: New Democracy, Parliament, SYRIZA

Senior judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou was elected Greece's new, and first female, president on Wednesday by the vast majority of the country’s MPs, vindicating Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s choice, but also justifying SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras’s decision to support her candidacy.

Sakellaropoulou, who will leave the Council of State, Greece’s highest administrative court, to take up her new position received the backing of New Democracy, SYRIZA and Movement for Change (KINAL), giving her 261 out of 300 votes. The other three part...

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