Iosif Tsalaganidis has been appointed president of Greece’s Supreme Court, it was announced on Wednesday. He previously served as its vice-president.
Meanwhile, former deputy Supreme Court prosecutor Vassilis Pliotas has been picked as chief prosecutor.
The appointments were approved in a unanimous decision by cabinet, following a proposal by Justice Minister Costas Tsiaras.
The two officials had garnered the most votes in a ballot held last week by a parliamentary committee.
The senior posts in Greece’s top court have been vacant since June 30, when President Prokopis Pavlopoulos refused to sign a decree for the appointment of Irini Kalou and Dimitra Kokotini as president and chief prosecutor, respectively.
Both judicial officials had been selected by the previous SYRIZA administration.