Greece, the birthplace of democracy, gets first woman President Katerina Sakellaropoulou

Greece, considered the cradle of western civilisation, being the birthplace of democracy and Political Science, gets the first woman President in 2020.

High court judge and human rights advocate Katerina Sakellaropoulou becomes first woman President of Greece. She is an expert in environmental and constitutional law.

In the parliamentary vote, 63 year old Katerina Sakellaropoulou received support of 261 MPs in the 300-seat Parliament. According to the constitution of Greece, the required number was 200 votes.

She is expected to take office on 13 March 2020. Earlier, she has served as the President of the Council of State, country’s highest administrative court.


Vocabulary

Political Science: The branch of knowledge that deals with the state and systems of government; the scientific analysis of political activity and behaviour.

Democracy: A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.


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