Former Greek interior minister Pavlopoulos elected as new president
Prokopis Pavlopoulos' candidacy was supported by 180 parliamentarians out of 300, enough to be elected in the first round of voting, Sputnik reported.
Currently, the election is still ongoing.
The 64-year-old center-right politician was a member of the New Democracy party and served as Greek Interior Minister from 2007-2009. He was nominated on Tuesday by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
The Greek parliament has failed to elect a new president three times. The last attempt was made on December 29, 2014 and in line with the Greek Constitution, a general election was held in the country within a month of the failed vote.
On January 25, the left-wing Syriza party that promised to revise Greece's austerity measures, won snap parliamentary elections.