First Female President for Greece

Greece has its first female President, Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Formerly president of the Council of State, Greece’s top court, the 64 year-old had the support of 261, out of 300, parliamentary members to take the job.

Sakellaropoulou, from the Conservative party, saw opposing parties vote in her favor. She is an advocate of environmental protection, having written on the matter and is the chair of a society on environmental law.

She will step into her new role in March.

The Realist Woman’s take:

This is a feat for Greece and everyone is on board when it comes to historic moment. Very party was in favor of her. That is rare in politics and it’s rare for a female politician. I’ll be happy when these firsts are no longer and women as leaders of their countries are the norm. But this is definitely something to celebrate.