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Greece Elected an Environmentalist as Its First Woman President

February 4, 2020

February 4, 2020: Greece just elected its first woman president.

Top judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou, 64, won with an overwhelming majority and received 261 votes from members of parliament out of 300 seats on January 22, according to CNN.  

Sakellaropoulou, who became the first woman president of the Council of State, Greece’s top administrative court in 2018, chairs an environmental law society and is known to advocate for refugee rights.

Sakellaropoulou’s ability to unite opposing parties is being seen as a turning point for the country, which has suffered political and economic turmoil since 2010.


Read more: Greece Elected an Environmentalist as Its First Woman President (globalcitizen.org)

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