SEOUL, March 21 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye on Thursday named a Constitutional Court justice as chief of the top court and a business administration professor as head of the Small and Medium Business Administration (SMBA), her spokesman said.

Park Han-cheol, who has served as a member of the court's nine-member bench since 2011, was tapped to lead the court, while Han Jung-wha, a professor at Seoul's Hanyang University, was named to head the government body in charge of small and medium enterprises, presidential spokesman Yoon Chang-jung said in a press briefing.

Park Han-cheol's nomination is subject to parliamentary confirmation.

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