Greece appoints first female PM

Greece’s top judge, Supreme Court President Vassiliki Thanou became the first female Prime Minister in the history of the country on Thursday ahead of Greece heading to snap elections in September.

The 65-year-old judge was sworn in as caretaker prime minister in an official ceremony at the Presidential Mansion in Athens.

Shortly afterwards, outgoing leader Alexis Tsipras welcomed her at the PM’s office for the handover ceremony.

Thanou has become a familiar face to Greek citizens in recent years appearing on TV channels as President of the Association of Greek Judges and Prosecutors strongly criticizing austerity measures and urging for a solution that will respect Greek people’s dignity.

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