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.
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.