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Smer rejects opposition judiciary proposals

THE RULING Smer party did not support the judiciary-related constitutional amendments drafted by opposition MPs even though they were submitted to the parliament earlier than Smer submitted its own proposal in cooperation with the Christian Democrats (KDH), the SITA newswire reported.

THE RULING Smer party did not support the judiciary-related constitutional amendments drafted by opposition MPs even though they were submitted to the parliament earlier than Smer submitted its own proposal in cooperation with the Christian Democrats (KDH), the SITA newswire reported.

One of the rejected amendments dealt with dividing the posts of the Judicial Council head and the Supreme Court president, which was proposed by MP Lucia Žitňanská. She has proposed this change in the past too, when she served as justice minister, but failed to convince the Smer MPs to support it.

Smer also blocked the proposal to scrap the immunity of judges, which was submitted by Most-Híd MPs Gábor Gál and Andrej Hrnčiar, and the proposal authored by MP Daniel Lipšic proposing security clearances to be introduced for new candidates who want to become judges.

Source: SITA

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