Parliament Elects Prochazka as Single Constitutional Court Judge Candidate

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Radoslav Prochazka (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, June 20 (TASR) – The Parliament elected only a single Constitutional Court judge candidate in its Thursday vote: Radoslav Prochazka, who managed to garner 74 MP votes.

Seeing as the Parliament failed to elect the required number of candidates even on the fourth try, another vote will be held on Tuesday (June 25) at 5 p.m.

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 elected only 13 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.