Indonesia’s new Supreme Court chief judge elected hinh anh 1Supreme Court building in Central Jakarta. (Photo:

Jakarta (VNA) - Muhammad Syarifuddin has been elected as the new Supreme Court chief justice, replacing Muhammad Hatta Ali who previously served two terms and is due for retirement in May.

Syarifuddin, formerly deputy chief of the Supreme Court, won 32 votes, surpassing his only rival Andi Saman Nganro’s 14 votes during the second round of an  election with the participation of 47 justices.

Syarifuddin will serve the term until 2025 after getting the President’s approval./.