The Parliament of Greece has voted today in favor of candidacy of Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou for the position of president of the republic.
Before election 63-year-old Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou was serving as head of Greece's top administrative court, the Council of State.
She is the first woman in the country’s history to hold a highest position.
Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou is a senior judge with an expertise in environmental and constitutional law.
Although the president is nominally the head of the Greek state and commander-in-chief, the post is largely ceremonial.