Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou was sworn in as president of the Hellenic Republic on Friday, at the Greek parliament.

The ceremony took place in the presence of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and political leaders, where Ms. Sakellaropoulou was sworn in by Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece “in the name of the Holy and Consubstantial and Indivisible Trinity” to guard the Constitution and the laws, to ensure that they are respected, to defend Greece’s national independence and integrity, protect the rights and freedoms of the Greeks, and to serve the general interests and progress of the Greek people.

Earlier, Ms. Sakellaropoulou was welcomed in the House of Commons by Parliament Speaker Konstantinos Tasoulas and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, while a ceremony by the Armed Forces paid her tribute.

Afterwards, Ms. Sakellaropoulou went to the Presidential Palace where she was received by the outgoing President of the Republic, Mr. Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who wished her every success.

Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou is a former chief justice and the first woman to become President of Greece.