Greece elects first woman president

22 January, 15:10 Share on social media:

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.