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The World : Greek President Sworn In

March 31, 1985

Christos Sartzetakis was sworn in as the new president of Greece in a ceremony boycotted by conservative lawmakers who claimed his election was legally invalid. Sartzetakis, 56, a supreme court judge, was backed for the presidency by Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou's ruling Socialist party and was the only candidate. He won 180 votes Friday, the minimum required for election on the final round of balloting for the 300-seat Parliament. The 112 seats of the conservative opposition New Democracy Party were conspicuously empty during the ceremony.

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