Slovakia's Supreme Court is still without a boss after the Constitutional Court ruled that the two men running for the post in December were not given equal treatment in the elections.
After the previous incumbent, Justice Štefan Harabin, was reelected to the post, his only competitor, Sergej Kohut, complained that unlike himself, Harabin had a right to cast a ballot in the elections, being a member of the Judicial Council (SR), which decides personnel matters in judiciary. That vote is believed to have helped Harabin gain the margin required to win.
The Constitutional Court decided that Kohut's right to equal access to elected posts was breached. The SR must now organise new elections, and Harabin has already said he will run for the post again.
Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports.
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20. Feb 2003 at 13:17