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    38-Year Old Female Syriza Member Becomes Greek Parliament President

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    The Greek House of Representatives elected the 38-year-old lawyer, Zoe Konstantopoulou, as its new President.

    The new Greek parliament elected a member of the left-wing party Syriza, Zoe Konstantopoulou, as its new President. The decision was made by a majority vote:  Konstantopoulou received a record number of 235 of 300 deputies’ votes, Greek media report.

    After her election, she said she wanted to fight against corruption and promote the issue of German reparations for the Nazi crimes during the Second World War. The German government considers the compensation issue settled.

    Konstantopoulou's public appearances were frequently covered by media since she was first elected to the Greek Parliament in 2012. She was mostly seen quarreling with members from other parties.

    Nevertheless, alongside the votes from her Syriza party, Konstantopoulou received a majority of votes from the opposition as well.

    The member of the ruling party Syriza is the youngest President in the history of the Greek Parliament.


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