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Tsalaganidis, Pliotas appointed at top court jobs

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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.