Newly Elected Greek President Sakellaropoulou Cancels Ceremony at Handover Due to Coronavirus

March 9, 2020

ATHENS – Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou, who has been elected to succeed Prokopios Pavlopoulos as president of the Hellenic Republic, on Monday announced the cancellation of the traditional ceremony for congratulations on the assumption of her duties, scheduled for Saturday 14 March. She said that the decision was taken “with a sense of the need for a collective effort and responsibility to address the coronavirus epidemic.”


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