New judicial council members are Smer nominees

TWO NEW members elected by parliament to serve on the 18-member Judicial Council will be candidates nominated by the governing Smer party, Jozef Maruščák and Alena Šišková. Peter Rajňák, nominated by opposition MP Jozef Mikloško, was not elected, the SITA newswire reported.

TWO NEW members elected by parliament to serve on the 18-member Judicial Council will be candidates nominated by the governing Smer party, Jozef Maruščák and Alena Šišková. Peter Rajňák, nominated by opposition MP Jozef Mikloško, was not elected, the SITA newswire reported.

Three of the council’s 18 members are elected by parliament.

Maruščák, who was nominated Smer MP Otto Brixi, serves as vice-chairman of the Košice Regional Court. Šišková is a Supreme Court judge and was nominated by Smer MP Jana Laššáková. Rajňák is chairman of the district court in Pezinok.

Parliament also elected two candidates for the commission that selects judges to fill vacant posts. They are lawyers Andrej Bartakovič (83 votes) and Miroslav Maďar (84 votes), both nominated by Smer MP Róbert Madej.

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