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''Democracy Is Not for Granted'': President Sakellaropoulou on Coup d' Etat Anniversary

"We should not forget that nothing can be taken for granted and that the defense of Democracy and its institutions is a constant challenge for us all," President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou stated in her message on...

We Won't Let Fear Win, President Sakellaropoulou Declares in Rare Address to the Nation

President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou made her first address to the nation on Tuesday afternoon, on the occasion of the celebration of the country's 199th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence, as well as the situation regarding...

World Leaders Congratulate New Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou

Leaders from around the world have been sending congratulatory letters and messages to the new President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, over the last few days. In his letter to President Sakellaropoulou, US President Donald Trump said ''Relations between...

Katerina Sakellaropoulou Sworn in as Greece's First Female President

Katerina Sakellaropoulou was sworn in on Friday as the first female President in Greece's history as the country grapples with the coronavirus scare. Sakellaropoulou, a 63-year-old senior judge, is now the new Greek head of state and sill serve for...

PM Mitsotakis Briefs US President Trump on Evros Border Crisis

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' press office announced on Monday that the Greek Premier had shared a phone call with American President Donald Trump in which he briefed the American leader about the tense situation prevailing on the Greek-Turkish border. ''Prime...

Greek President Pavlopoulos Hospitalized With High Fever

The outgoing President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos was admitted to the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre on Friday morning after experiencing severe symptoms attributed to a virus. According to hospital sources quoted by the state-run AMNA news agency, the...

At Last, Greece Elects A Woman for President

Greek lawmakers overwhelmingly approved on Wednesday the nomination of top judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou as new President of the Hellenic Republic. With conservative New Democracy party, leftist SYRIZA and center-left Movement for Change all backing the nomination of the president of...

Wide Consensus Foreseen as Opposition Parties Support First Female Greek President

It was announced on Thursday that the first Parliamentary vote to elect the next Greek President will take place on Wednesday, January 22. According to the recently-amended Greek Constitution, the first vote requires a 2/3 majority for a candidate to...

At Last, A Woman for President of the Hellenic Republic

The decision by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday to propose a female candidate for the President of the Hellenic Republic sent shock waves through the male-dominated Greek political system -- and society itself. Mitsotakis proposed Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou, first female...

Greek PM Proposes a Female Judge as the Next President of Hellenic Republic

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced in a televised message on Wednesday evening that his ruling New Democracy party will propose Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou as a candidate for the position of President of the Republic. PM Mitsotakis announced the candidate following...