Sme: Urbancová elected vice-chair of Supreme Court

The Judicial Council has elected Jarmila Urbancová as vice-chair of the Supreme Court, filling a seat which had been vacant for nearly three years. The Sme daily wrote on its website on May 21 that she received votes from 14 of the 17 justices, while her rival Peter Paluda received only two votes.

The Judicial Council has elected Jarmila Urbancová as vice-chair of the Supreme Court, filling a seat which had been vacant for nearly three years. The Sme daily wrote on its website on May 21 that she received votes from 14 of the 17 justices, while her rival Peter Paluda received only two votes.

The Judicial Council now hands its proposal to appoint Urbancová to President Ivan Gašparovič who will have the final say.

Urbancová has been with the Supreme Court since November 2010. Her predecessor was Daniela Švecová, whose term ended on May 30, 2010, and the position has remained vacant ever since. The last attempt to approve a vice-chair was made on January 22 of this year, but the sole candidate, Igor Burger (a good friend of the head of the Supreme Court and the Judicial Council, Štefan Harabin), withdrew his candidacy, Sme wrote.

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