Slovak assembly fails to pick top judge candidates, plunging court into crisis

FILE PHOTO: Outgoing Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico and his successor Peter Pellegrini arrive at the ceremony of tendering resignation by Fico and appointing Pellegrini for the post, at the Presidential Palace in Bratislava, Slovakia, March 15, 2018. REUTERS/David W. Cerny/File Photo

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Slovakia’s lawmakers on Thursday failed to pick any candidates for seats on the constitutional court, rendering the country’s top judicial institution largely unworkable when the majority of current members steps down on Saturday. The failure makes Slovakia the third central European country where top judicial appointments have become the center of political […]

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