Greece: Katerina Sakellaropoulou sworn in as President of the Republic

Greece: Katerina Sakellaropoulou sworn in as President of the Republic

The new President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, was sworn in on Friday morning, March 13.

The new President of the Republic is the first woman to hold the highest office and the eighth person to be elected President since the time after the dictatorship.

In a simple ceremony, due to restrictions on coronovirus, but in a festive atmosphere, Katerina Sakellaropoulou was sworn in before the Hellenic Parliament in the presence of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, political leaders of the parliamentary parties and Archbishop of Athens Hieronymos.

The former President of the Council of State and the new President of the Republic has vowed to “preserve the Constitution and the laws, to ensure their faithful observance, to defend the national independence and integrity of the State, to protect the rights and freedoms of the Greeks and to serve the public interest and progress of the Greek people”.

Afterwards, the new President laid a wreath at the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, and then headed to the Presidential Palace, where he was received by outgoing President Prokopis Pavlopoulos./ibna