Polish head of state appoints acting Supreme Court president

2020-04-30 11:51 update: 2020-05-02, 12:35
Kamil Zaradkiewicz. Photo Rafał Guz
Kamil Zaradkiewicz. Photo Rafał Guz
President Andrzej Duda has appointed Kamil Zaradkiewicz acting first president of Poland's Supreme Court until the court's new head is appointed in a standard procedure, Duda's spokesperson Blazej Spychalski announced on Twitter on Thursday.

Zaradkiewicz will take over from Malgorzata Gersdorf, whose six-year term expires on Thursday.

Gersdorf will be a retired judge from May 1, the Supreme Court's press service said.

In mid-April, Gersdorf cancelled the planned first president election meeting of the Supreme Court's General Assembly due to the coronavirus epidemic and the government's restrictions on human contacts. (PAP)