ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s first female president, a celebrated excessive court lift, used to be formally sworn in to construct of business Friday, almost about two months after the nation’s parliament voted overwhelmingly to elect her.
The swearing-in ceremony for Katerina Sakellaropoulou took build in a nearly empty parliament, as fragment of measures being taken to forestall the spread of the contemporary coronavirus. Only a handful of lawmakers and a restricted number of journalists had been display conceal.
Greece has shut down colleges, universities, cinemas, theaters, gyms and nightclubs, and authorities luxuriate in warned of us to place dwelling and lift far flung from colossal gatherings to be capable to hold the virus outbreak. The nation thus far has 117 confirmed cases and one loss of life. The presidential swearing-in ceremony used to be being coated stay on utter television.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis nominated Sakellaropoulou as a non-partisan candidate who would revel in colossal toughen from across the political spectrum. All main events voted in desire, with Sakellaropoulou being elected to the largely ceremonial put up in a 261-33 vote in January, correctly above the 200 votes required. Six lawmakers had been absent.
Greece has a low number of women in senior positions in politics, and Mitsotakis had been criticized for picking a almost about all-male Cupboard after he won overallelections in July 2019. In basically the preferred Greek Cupboard, all however one of the important 18 senior positions are held by men.