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There are two types of court presidents. In the first type – the “first among equals” – a court president has limited influence over the careers of individual judges, as well as limited influence on case assignment, and usually shares administrative powers with other bodies, such as judicial boards or assemblies at respective courts. Germany and Romania, for example, have this type of court presidents. In the second type, court presidents are powerful. They decide on case assignment, evaluate judges of their courts and have significant influence on their promotion, can initiate disciplinary proceedings, can use various discretionary perks, such as vacation packages, to influence judges, can operate as power brokers with politicians, and are active with the media. Particularly powerful court presidents can be encountered in countries in the post-Soviet space.