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First presidential vote in Greek Parliament to take place Dec. 17 at 7 pm, source tells Kathimerini

The first of three possible parliamentary votes to elect Greece’s new President will take place on Wednesday, December 17, at 7 p.m., sources have told Kathimerini.

The conservative-led coalition needs a two-thirds majority – equivalent to 200 MPs out of the 300-member assembly – for its candidate, Stavros Dimas, to be elected. If it fails to do so, a second round will be held after five days, on December 23.

If it fails again, a third and final round of voting will be held on December 29, but this time the required majority will drop to 180 lawmakers.

You can read more about the procedure here.