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HEADING 8 March 28, 2018

Government System: Greece


A BEHIND THE SCENES TO HOW GREECE WORKS

General Information The President of Greece, Prokopis


Pavlopoulos, has a variety of roles. Some
Greece has a Parliamentary Republic. In this of these roles include appointing the
republic, there is a president (elected every 5 years Prime Minister and appointing,
by parliament) as well as a Prime Minister dismissing members of the government,
(appointed by the president). The president of grant pardons, declare war, and many
Greece is the head of the state, while the Prime more.
Minister is the Head of Government. The Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, is the
In Greece, general elections are important, just like head of the dominant party in
in other nations. General elections in Greece are parliament.
held every 4 years. Voting is compulsory for
citizens of Greece who are 18 years of age or older.

Who is a part of each branch?

Legislative Branch
Zikakou, I. (2015, February 18).
• Parliament Prokopis Pavlopoulos: Who Is the New
President of the Hellenic Republic?
Retrieved March 29, 2018, from
Executive Branch http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/0
2/18/prokopis-pavlopoulos-who-is-the-
new-president-of-the-hellenic-republic/
• President
• Prime Minister
Judicial Branch
• Supreme Court Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Resigns.
(2015, August 22). Retrieved March 28, 2018,
from https://www.casino.org/news/greek-
prime-minister-alexis-tsipras-resigns

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References

Current Leadership of Greece. (n.d.). Retrieved March 29, 2018, from https://www.tripsavvy.com/leaders-of-

greece-1525927

Government and Politics. (n.d.). Retrieved March 29, 2018, from https://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/about-

greece/government-and-politics/

Politics in Greece and organization of the state. (n.d.). Retrieved March 29, 2018, from

https://www.greeka.com/greece-politics.htm