Greek PM Mitsotakis nominates first-ever female president

Euractiv | Jan 16, 2020 at 8:44 AM
  • Greece’s conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis nominated on Wednesday (15 January) judge Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou to become the first-ever female president of the Hellenic Republic, saying it was a “progressive proposal” that should be approved by all Greek lawmakers.
  • The constitution provides three voting rounds for electing the new president of the country.
  • It is not yet clear what will be the stance of the main opposition party, Syriza.