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Karabín appointed to lead Supreme Court

MILAN Karabín was appointed to lead the Supreme Court in an official ceremony on October 7, news wire SITA reported.

Having been elected by the Judicial Council on September 30, Karabín will lead the court for the next five years.

Karabín already led the court for a short period, under the previous cabinet of Vladimír Mečiar, but resigned in 1997 over unspecified health reasons.

Karabín wants to continue working as the chairman of the court's criminal senate.

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