President of Greece

Top judge appointments null, void

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos has refused to sign two presidential decrees for the appointment of a new prosecutor and president of the Supreme Court that had been selected by the previous SYRIZA administration.
The decrees, which were returned to the newly elected New Democracy government unsigned, are considered null and void, and not binding, as a result.

Mitsotakis takes over

Leader of New Democracy conservative party and winner of Greek general election Kyriakos Mitsotakis speaks with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos during a swearing-in ceremony as prime minister at the Presidential Palace in Athens, Monday. [Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters]    

Decree on dissolution of Parliament, snap elections posted

A presidential decree ordering the official dissolution of Parliament ahead of snap elections in Greece was posted at a wall at the entrance of the House on Tuesday afternoon.
The notice, posted by the House's head of security, confirms the date of the elections, July 7, and announces that the new Parliament will convene on July 17.

Date of snap elections, next Parliament to be announced on Tuesday

The presidential decree ordering the dissolution of Parliament ahead of early elections in Greece is expected to be posted by Tuesday afternoon in a notice at the House that will also contain the date of the snap polls, expected on July 7, as well as the date when the next Parliament is due to convene.

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