63-year-old Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou becomes Greece first female president

Preparations are in top gear for the swearing in of the first female president in Greece.

Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou

63-year-old senior judge, Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou will become the new Greek head of state for a five-year term.

The parliament of Greece confirmed that Ekaterini will take her oath in parliament, lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; which is Greece’s foremost military monument and head to the presidential mansion for a handover ceremony with outgoing president Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

Sakellaropoulou was elected in January by parliament of 261 out of 300 lawmakers, one of the broadest cross-party majorities in Greek history.

Her major agendas are tackling the economic crisis, climate change and mass migration.

Until her Presidential appointment, She was the head of Greece’s top administrative court, the Council of State.

She is the daughter of a Supreme Court judge, and was the first female to lead the Council of State. She has a Postgraduate Degree from Paris’s Sorbonne University.

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