Greek PM Proposes Top Female Judge As Next President

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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on January 8, 2020. JIM WATSON / AFP

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday nominated top female judge Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou to become the country’s next president.

If approved by parliament, the 63-year-old head of the Council of State would become the first woman to hold the largely ceremonial post.

Her appointment is expected to be a formality as Mitsotakis’s conservative New Democracy party holds 158 seats in the 300-seat parliament.

The date of the parliamentary vote has not yet been set, but must take place before February 13 — one month before the end of the five-year term of current president Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

“The time has come for Greece to open up to the future,” Mitsotakis said in a televised address, emphasising that the selection breaks with tradition not only because Sakellaropoulou is female, but also because she is not a member of a political party.

He said the choice “embodies unity and progress”.

Sakellaropoulou told the state news agency ANA that the nomination was “an honour”.

She thanked the prime minister and said she was ready to “devote herself with all her might to this high duty”.

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Nafisa Shuaibu
1 month ago

Wow what man can do woman can do much better


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Wisdom Bassey
1 month ago

Wow! That's good


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Okoro Goodness
1 month ago

Nice idea


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Joshua Arasomwan
1 month ago

Prime ministers are good


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Nwankwor Miracle
1 month ago

Hmmmmmm is that so


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Hamza Umar Ghali
1 month ago

The time has come


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Mahmud Usman
1 month ago

Greek mp proposal


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Greek pm....


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Wow nice idea


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thats proposql


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She must perform her duty no laziness


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What a man can do a woman will do better


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Ezekieljohn76
1 month ago

That's his great duty


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Linda Cletus
1 month ago

Very good!


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Baffa
1 month ago

Wow that’s the place where unity and progress live 


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Good one for the women 


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Female judge


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Aneke Constance
1 month ago

Let's see how it works out


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Faith Ugochukwu
1 month ago

That is a nice ideas


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