Meet Ekaterini - Greek parliament elects its 1st woman president

Meet Ekaterini - Greek parliament elects its 1st woman president

- A woman has finally been elected the president of Greek parliament

- A cross-party majority of 261 MPs voted Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou as the new president

- Sakellaropoulou will be taking her oath of office on March 13

- The 63-year-old woman will be an inspiration to other women that they can achieve whatever they set out to achieve

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Greek parliament has elected its first woman president in the person of Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou.

According to RTE, a cross-party majority of 261 MPs voted in favour of Sakellaropoulou, who was also the first woman to head the Council of State.

Briefly.co.za gathers that the 63-year-old completed postgraduate studies at Paris's Sorbonne university.

Sakellaropoulou, who will take her oath of office on March 13, is the daughter of a Supreme Court judge, Ms Sakellaropoulou.

Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou: Greek parliament elects its first woman president

Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou. Photo credit: South China Morning Post
Source: UGC

Sakellaropoulou said that electing her as the new president of the Greek parliament was an "honour for justice and modern Greek women".

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that a Nigerian-born American, Yinka Faleti, showed his interest to contest for a political position in America.

Faleti is vying for the position of Missouri secretary of state in the USA. He is of the Democratic Party.

Faleti who was given birth to in Lagos relocated to the US with his parents for greener pasture when he was seven years old. As new immigrants, the Faleti family had it tough fending for their family and had to change address often. They moved from New York to Virginia to Florida to Mississippi and finally to Texas.

Succor came for Yinka through education as he graduated as a valedictorian of his junior high school in Florida. He later graduated from the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science from where he got an appointment to and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Yinka Faleti served in the US Army as a combat arms officer in tank units for over six years and rose to the rank of captain after two deployments overseas to Kuwait as part of Operation Desert Spring prior to 9/11 and Operation Enduring Freedom in response to 9/11.

After a successful career in the military, Faleti relocated to St Louis, he attended and graduated from law school at Washington University.

Faleti practised law as an attorney at the global law firm of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and subsequently as a state prosecutor, where he worked for justice for victims of abuse, assault and burglary.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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