Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras proposed that President Prokopis Pavlopoulos is elected for a second term after his first term expires in 2020.

Tsipras said that he believes that the President should be elected by consensus. Pavlopoulos comes from the conservative New Democracy party, but has cooperated well with the socialist Prime Minister.

Nearing the end of his first term in office and faced with looming elections, Tsipras is also pushing for constitutional amendments which would further weaken the role the Greek Orthodox Church plays in the state, and would extend the statute of limitations on corruption by members of Parliament, to make it easier politicians are prosecuted for crimes.