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22 Jan 2020 | 11:07 PM UTC

Greece: Katerina Sakellaropoulou elected president January 22

Ruling New Democracy party swears in Katerina Sakellaropoulou as president on January 22



Parliament elected Katerina Sakellaropoulou as president on Wednesday, January 22. Sakellaropouou received the backing of 261 MPs out of 300, surpassing the 200 vote requirement.

Associated political rallies are possible over the coming days and clashes between rival political supporters cannot be ruled out. 


Individuals in Greece are advised to monitor developments, avoid all political gatherings as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.