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Polt Re-elected Chief Public Prosecutor, Handó Appointed Constitutional Judge

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.11.05.

Parliament has re-elected Péter Polt as the public prosecutor for another nine years, while it has also appointed Tünde Handó, the outgoing head of the national judicial office, to the Constitutional Court.

Polt’s re-election proposed by President János Áder was approved by 134 votes in favour and 27 against on Monday. His current mandate was approved in December 2010 and will expire in December this year. He also held the post between 2000 and 2006.

Handó’s appointment as a constitutional court judge was approved by 134 votes for and 27 against.

She was nominated by ruling Fidesz-KDNP alliance and will take over from István Stumpf. Her appointment will last for 12 years.

In the featured photo: Péter Polt and Tündef Handó. Photo by Attila Kovács/MTI