Katerina Sakellaropoulou becomes Greece's first woman president

A photograph taken on October 18, 2018 shows candidate for the Greek Presidency Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou, then President of the Council, in Athens.

Athens, Greece (CNN)High court judge and human rights advocate Katerina Sakellaropoulou has been elected Greece's first female president by parliament on Wednesday.

Sakellaropoulou was nominated by the ruling conservative New Democracy party, but also managed to secure the backing of the main opposition party Syriza and the center-left Movement for Change.
Breaking through gender barriers is not a new thing for the president-elect. She was the first woman to s