Conservative law professor Prokopis Pavlopoulos voted new Greek president

February 18, 2015 5:45 PM

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Conservative law professor Prokopis Pavlopoulos voted new Greek president

FILE - In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, Greek Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos speaks during Exposec international security conference, in Zappeion hall, Athens. Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 that his party would endorse former conservative interior minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos as candidate for the country's new president. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File) (The Associated Press)

ATHENS, Greece – Greece's parliament has elected a conservative law professor and veteran politician as the country's new president, after he received support from the new left-wing government and main center-right opposition party.

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