House Elects Edita Pfundtner as Single Constitutional Court Judge Candidate

Edita Pfundtner (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, June 25 (TASR) – Parliament once again elected only a single Constitutional Court judge candidate in its repeated vote on Tuesday – Justice Ministry state secretary Edita Pfundtner.

Seeing as the House has still failed to elect the required number of candidates to date, the next vote is scheduled to be held in September.

Nine vacancies were formed at the Constitutional Court in February, with the House supposed to elect double the number of candidates, from which the President is expected to appoint nine judges to the bench. To date, however, Parliament has elected only 14 nominees.

Former president Andrej Kiska already appointed three judges in order to end the gridlock at the Constitutional Court. Hence, currently the 13-judge court is staffed with seven judges.
President Zuzana Caputova announced that she will put any further appointments on hold until the Parliament furnishes her with the complete list of candidates.