Veteran conservative Pavlopoulos elected Greek president

Greece`s parliament on Tuesday elected pro-European conservative Prokopis Pavlopoulos as the country`s new president, a move calculated to bolster the hard-left government in its critical EU bailout talks.

The former minister and expert in public law was put forward for the post in a bid to draw much-needed cross-party support as debt-laden Greece races to negotiate a new loan deal with its international creditors.

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