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Supreme Court fails to elect new head

MEMBERS of the Supreme Court Council once again failed to elect a new chief justice when they met on May 7.

None of the three candidates, Milan Karabin, former head Štefan Harabin, or acting head Jozef Majchrák, managed to get enough votes to secure the post over two rounds of voting.

A further vote will be held in 45 days, but according to the council rules none of the candidates will be eligible to stand in that round. If that vote is also unsuccessful, the current candidates could stand again in the next round of voting.

The Supreme Court has been trying to elect a new head since the Constitutional Court ruled that last December's elections, in which former Supreme Court chief justice Štefan Harabin was re-elected to the post, had violated the rights of Harabin's competitor, Sergej Kohut.

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