2005 Greek presidential election

An indirect election for the position of President of the Hellenic Republic was held by the Hellenic Parliament on 8 February 2005.

2005 Greek presidential election

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Nominee Karolos Papoulias
Alliance PASOK, ND
Electoral vote 279

President before election

Konstantinos Stephanopoulos

President after election

Karolos Papoulias

Running unopposed, veteran PASOK politician and former Foreign Minister of Greece Karolos Papoulias was elected on the first ballot with the record number of 279 votes, with 163 MPs of the ruling New Democracy party, 114 MPs of PASOK and two independent MPs voting in support, four MPs absent, while the 17 MPs of Synaspismos and the Communist Party of Greece voted "present".[1][2] He was sworn in on 12 March 2005, succeeding Konstantinos Stephanopoulos.[3]

References edit

  1. ^ "1974-2015: Οι Πρόεδροι της Δημοκρατίας, οι ψήφοι και οι συσχετισμοί των κομμάτων" (in Greek). in.gr. 18 February 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Πρόεδρος της Δημοκρατίας ο Κάρολος Παπούλιας με 279 ψήφους της Βουλής" (in Greek). in.gr. 9 February 2005. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Ορκίστηκε Πρόεδρος της Δημοκρατίας ο Κάρολος Παπούλιας" (in Greek). in.gr. 12 March 2005. Retrieved 11 December 2014.