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Greek parliament elects a female speaker of parliament


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Greek parliament elects a female speaker of parliament

Greece has a new speaker of parliament.

Deputy Zoe Konstantopolou has been elected to the post.

The Syriza party politician is a 38-year-old lawyer.

Konstantopolou is the youngest ever person to hold the job, and only the 2nd woman in almost 200 years.

She was elected with a record 235 votes out of 300 MPs.

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