Papoulias wins second term as Greek president

Greek President Karolos Papoulias was re-elected for a second five-year term in office Wednesday after winning majority support in a parliamentary vote.

Papoulias was re-elected by an unprecedented 266 votes in the 300-seat parliament.

Papoulias was first elected in February 2005 in the largely ceremonial post.

The deputies of the ruling PASOK, opposition New Democracy and nationalist LAOS voted in favor, while Communist Party and radical leftist party voted against.

The inauguration of President elect is scheduled for March 12th.

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