The decision by Alexis Tsipras and Fofi Gennimata to endorse Katerina Sakellaropoulou for the position of president of the Republic guarantees that the senior judge will be elected with a comfortable majority to the highest position of state in the first vote to be held in Parliament six days from now.
The prime minister's decision to nominate Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou to serve as President of the Hellenic Republic did not startle those in the know.
For months most had known that Mr. Mitsotakis had singled out the chief justice of the Council of State and had included her in the pool of candidates for the highest office in the land.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis seeks consensus on major issues, especially those that concern foreign policy, his office said Friday after the completion of a series of meetings with the leaders of opposition parties during which he briefed them on the results of his visit to the United States, where mounting tension with Turkey topped the agenda.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday briefed the heads of Greece's two biggest opposition parties - leftist SYRIZA's Alexis Tsipras and center-left Movement for Change's Fofi Gennimata - on the results of his recent visit to the United States and his meeting with President Donald Trump and other US government officials in Washington, where mounting tension with Turkey topped the agenda.