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Parliament Elects New Constitutional Court Judge

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.06.15.

Parliament elected Zoltán Márki as a Constitutional Court judge in a secret vote on Tuesday.

Marki, who has served as the head of the penal college of the Kúria, Hungary’s supreme court, was elected with 136 votes in favour, 2 against and 3 abstentions. There were 15 invalid ballots cast in the vote.

Zsolt András Varga Newly Elected President of Supreme Court Kúria
Zsolt András Varga Newly Elected President of Supreme Court Kúria

On Monday, the National Assembly approved the appointment of Zsolt András Varga as the new president of the Kúria, Hungary’s supreme court. Varga was elected by the governing parties with 135 votes in favor and 26 against in a secret ballot. As a protest to his appointment, opposition parties were absent from the parliamentary vote. […]Continue reading

The post of Constitutional Court judge had remained vacant after András Zs Varga was appointed head of the Kúria.

Márki will take up his post on June 22.

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