Vice President of Greece

The vice president of Greece was a senior administration official during the republican phase of the Regime of the Colonels in 1973.

Vice President of the Hellenic Republic
Ἀντιπρόεδρος τῆς Ἑλληνικῆς Δημοκρατίας
Only officeholder
Odysseas Aggelis

16 August 1973 to 25 November 1973
AppointerPresident of Greece
Term length7 years
Non renewable
Constituting instrumentGreek Constitution of 1973
Formation16 August 1973
Abolished25 November 1973

After the coup d'état of 21 April 1967, the Hellenic Parliament was dissolved and the nation was ruled by a series of far-right military juntas for the next seven years. Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos, the self-appointed Regent of Greece, abolished the Greek monarchy in June 1973 and declared himself President. Along with the new office of president, the office of vice president was also established and General Odysseas Angelis, then Chief of the Armed Forces, was chosen to occupy the seat.

After less than six months, the Papadopoulos regime was ousted by hardliner Brigadier Dimitrios Ioannidis, who installed General Phaedon Gizikis as the new (figurehead and not executive) president. The office of vice president, however, was abolished together with the 1973 Constitution following the regime change, and thus Angelis remains to date the only holder of the office of Vice President of Greece.

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