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To Potami nominates professor Nikos Alivizatos for president

To Potami on Tuesday nominated Nikos Alivizatos, a professor of constitutional law, as a candidate for Greece’s president.

“Everyone has an obligation to contribute to efforts to deal with the unprecedented problems facing the country,” Alivizatos said after accepting the proposal made by the centrist party’s leader Stavros Theodorakis.

The announcement came after former conservative minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos was named as the government-backed candidate for the largely ceremonial position.

Lawmakers will have three tries — starting Wednesday — at electing a president for a five-year term.