Katerina Sakellaropoulou, a high court judge and human rights advocate has been elected as the first female president of Greece on Wednesday (today).
She received the support of 261 MPs in the 300 seat of Parliament on Wednesday parliamentary vote. Breaking through gender barriers is not a new thing for the president-elect. Katerina was the first woman to serve as the president of the Council of State, the country’s top administrative court.
Sakellaropoulou retained that position for 15 months until Wednesday’s election. Katerina was appointed by the ruling conservative New Democratic party.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the result offers “a window to the future. Our country enters, with more optimism, into a new decade.”