Judge and former Supreme Court vice-chair Daniela Švecová withdrew her candidacy to return to the post of Supreme Court vice-chair during a Judicial Council session in Pezinok (Bratislava Region) on Tuesday, November 30, the TASR newswire reported, citing Judicial Council spokesman Michal Jurči. The Judicial Council subsequently adjourned its session and will reconvene on December 10, 2010.
The other candidate for the post of Supreme Court vice-chair, Judge Peter Paluda, wasn't present at the session on Tuesday. According reports in the local media, he had not received an invitation to take part. Jurči said that the Judicial Council Office had sent out invitations to both candidates, and was trying to resolve the issue with the Post Office. During a previous attempt to elect the vice-chair, Paluda refused to accept the invitation letter and it was returned to sender. Švecová and Paluda are the only two candidates in the election for Supreme Court vice-chair, the Judicial Council Office told TASR in mid-November.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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1. Dec 2010 at 14:00