Greece elects new president

(VOVworld) - Prokopis Pavlopoulos, a moderate conservative former Minister of Interior, was elected on Wednesday as new President of Greece.

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New Greece President Prokopis Pavlopoulos (Photo: Yterografa)

A total of 233 deputies in the 300-member strong assembly voted in favor of Pavlopoulos during the roll call vote. He needed a minimum 180 votes to be elected, under the Greek Constitution. Nominated by the ruling party SYRIZA and its junior partner the Right-wing Independent Greeks, who jointly control 162 seats in the chamber, Pavlopoulos also had the support of the New Democracy, the party he joined three decades ago.