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Candidates for ECHR representative elected

Judicial Council members on Tuesday, January 22, elected judges Marica Pirošiková, Ján Drgonec and Marek Tomašovič as candidates for the post of European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judge, the TASR newswire wrote.

Judicial Council members on Tuesday, January 22, elected judges Marica Pirošiková, Ján Drgonec and Marek Tomašovič as candidates for the post of European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judge, the TASR newswire wrote.

The highest number of votes was garnered by Pirošiková, who is the current government representative at the ECHR in Strasbourg (15 votes), ahead of Drgonec (former ANO MP/2002-06) with 11 votes. As none of the other participant candidates gained an absolute majority, a second vote had to be called, in which the Judicial Council judges elected Tomašovič with 13 votes. The others running for the post were judges Miroslav Gavalec, Alena Polackova, Juraj Babjak and Jana Zemkova.

The candidacies of the elected judges need to be approved by the Cabinet before a national representative at the ECHR is voted in by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in June 2013. The candidate will succeed the current European Court of Human Rights judge, Ján Šikula, whose nine-year mandate will end on October 31, 2013.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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