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Katerina Sakellaropoulou becomes Greece’s first woman president

High court judge and human rights advocate Katerina Sakellaropoulou has been elected Greece's first female president by parliament on Wednesday.

Sakellaropoulou was nominated by the ruling conservative New Democracy party, but also managed to secure the backing of the main opposition party Syriza and the center-left Movement for Change.

  • Elinda Labropoulou
  • CNN

Breaking through gender barriers is not a new thing for the president-elect.

She was the first woman to serve as the president of the Council of State, the country’s top administrative court. She held that position for …

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