Top judge elected as Greece's first female president - News Summed Up

Top judge elected as Greece's first female president


FILE PHOTO: President of the Council of State, Greece's top administrative court, Katerina Sakellaropoulou speaks during an event in Athens, Greece, October 18, 2018. Vassilis Rebapis/Eurokinissi via REUTERSATHENS, Jan 22 (MENA) - High court judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou has been elected as Greece's first female president with an overwhelming majority in a parliamentary vote.Lawmakers on Wednesday voted 261-33 to give the 63-year-old Sakellaropoulou a five-year term in the largely ceremonial post.Greece has a historically low level of women in senior positions in politics. In the current Greek cabinet, all but one of the 18 senior positions are held by men.


Source: Egypt Today January 22, 2020 09:45 UTC



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