Harabin’s deputy finally elected

THE JUDICIAL Council has elected Jarmila Urbancová to serve as the deputy chairperson of the Supreme Court. She won 14 out of 17 votes among council members present at a session on May 21, the Sme daily reported.

THE JUDICIAL Council has elected Jarmila Urbancová to serve as the deputy chairperson of the Supreme Court. She won 14 out of 17 votes among council members present at a session on May 21, the Sme daily reported.

After a series of unsuccessful votes, the council held a public ballot, which resulted in Urbancová winning the election against Judge Peter Paluda, a known critic of the current Supreme Court chairman, Štefan Harabin. Paluda received two votes in the ballot.

Prior to the election Paluda objected to six members of the council, but the council did not consider his objections. Paluda said he is now pondering a constitutional complaint, Sme reported.

Harabin’s new deputy, Urbancová, has been working at the Supreme Court since November 2010. She was formerly the vice-chair of the Trnava Regional Court.

“I care about justice, I’ve got certain ambitions – and skills too, I believe,” Urbancová told Sme after she was elected. She also mentioned that she considers Harabin to be a great expert on penal law and a great manager.

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