President of Greece
|President of the Hellenic Republic
Πρόεδρος της Ελληνικής Δημοκρατίας
|Residence||Presidential Mansion, Athens|
|Term length||Five years|
|Constituting instrument||Constitution of Greece|
|Inaugural holder||Ioannis Kapodistrias (as Governor)|
Pavlos Kountouriotis (Second Republic)
Michail Stasinopoulos (Third Republic)
|Formation||25 March 1924|
18 December 1974
The President of the Hellenic Republic (Greek: Πρόεδρος της Ελληνικής Δημοκρατίας, Próedros ti̱s Elli̱nikí̱s Di̱mokratías) is the head of state of Greece. The President is elected by the Hellenic Parliament.
His role is mostly ceremonial since the 1986 constitutional reform. The office was formally established by the Constitution of Greece in 1975. The current president, since 2015, is Prokopis Pavlopoulos, serving his first term in office.
Oath of office[change | change source]
Before taking office, the President must recite an oath before Parliament:
"I swear in the name of the Holy, Consubstantial and Indivisible Trinity to safeguard the Constitution and the laws, to ensure their faithful observance, to defend the national independence and territorial integrity of the Country, to protect the rights and liberties of the Greeks and to serve the general interest and the progress of the Greek People."
Living former Presidents[change | change source]
There are two living former Greek Presidents:
References[change | change source]
- Κούρεμα 50% στο μισθό του Προέδρου της Δημοκρατίας (in Greek). protothema.gr. 14 September 2012.
Other websites[change | change source]
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