Parliament Elects Two More Candidates, Sends President a Total of Eight Names

Slovak Parliament (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, April 4 (TASR) – Parliament has elected additional candidates for constitutional judges, who will be offered to President Andrej Kiska so that he can select new judges from them, TASR learnt on Thursday.

The newly elected judges are Milos Madar and Pavol Malich. As Parliament did not elect the complete number of candidates (18), another vote will be held.

President Kiska will now be given eight names, which means that the original agreement of the coalition has been fulfilled. In addition to Madar and Malich, the head of state will also be offered Ivan Fiacan, Peter Molnar, Rastislav Kassak, Lubos Szigeti, Daniela Svecova and Michal Truban. The first six judges were elected on Wednesday (April 3) evening.

Nine judges are lacking at the Constitutional Court, and MPs were supposed to elect 18 candidates who should have been sent to the president, from whom he should select nine. Only four judges of 13 currently work at the Constitutional Court.