Greek president hopes current House will elect his successor, avoid early election

Greek President Karolos Papoulias on Thursday expressed his hope that the current Parliament would elect his successor and avoid leading the country to an early election. The president’s comments came during a meeting with the leader of To Potami, Stavros Theodorakis, at the Presidential Mansion.

In his comments Papoulias noted that the president’s principal mission would be to unite the Greek people.

Theodorakis, a former journalist, noted that the election of a new president through a slight House majority would be considered a defeat for the country’s Parliamentary system.

“It’s preferable for the president to be elected through a large majority,” To Potami chief said.

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