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Parl't speaker, deputies convene to discuss judicial appointments

The Parliament speaker and his deputies convened for a second day on Friday in an ongoing bid to appoint the country's new judicial leadership.

The choice of Supreme Court President is to be made from six current vice presidents: Angeliki Aliferopoulou, Giorgos Lekkas, Pinelope Zontanou, Iosif Tsalaganidis, Irini Kalou and Dimitra Kokotini. 

Top court officials short-listed amid political clash

Three top judicial officials - Iosif Tsalaganidis, Pinelopi Zontanou and Angeliki Aliferopoulou - were short-listed on Thursday for the position of Supreme Court president following a session by Parliament's speaker and his deputies. 

The speakers are to convene again on Friday to evaluate candidates for another coveted post: the court's prosecutor. 

Top judge appointments null, void

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos has refused to sign two presidential decrees for the appointment of a new prosecutor and president of the Supreme Court that had been selected by the previous SYRIZA administration.
The decrees, which were returned to the newly elected New Democracy government unsigned, are considered null and void, and not binding, as a result.

Pavlopoulos expresses grief over loss of life in Halkidiki storm

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos has expressed his grief and condolences over the loss of life in a violent storm in the country's northern Halkidiki peninsula on Wednesday night.
"I express my grief over the victims of the disastrous storm in Halkidiki and I extend my sincere condolences as well as my full support to the families and their relatives," Pavlopoulos said.

Mitsotakis takes over

Leader of New Democracy conservative party and winner of Greek general election Kyriakos Mitsotakis speaks with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos during a swearing-in ceremony as prime minister at the Presidential Palace in Athens, Monday. [Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters]    

One detained over Rouvikonas' stunt at president's residence

Greek officers detained on Wednesday night one person in connection with an earlier stunt by anarchist group Rouvikonas outside the residence of President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who has been convicted and jailed over his participation in Greek urban guerrilla group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire.