ZAGREB, April 23, 2020 – Justice Minister Dražen Bošnjaković said on Wednesday that the procedure of the selection of the new Attorney General could be completed in two weeks’ time.
The minister told the commercial broadcaster NOVA TV last night that the government would now set up a commission tasked with interviewing the six candidates that are running for the position of Attorney General after Dražen Jelenić stepped down on February 19 following revelations of his membership of a Masonic lodge.
Applications have been submitted by Deputy Attorney General Zlata Hrvoj-Šipek, Split-Dalmatia County Deputy Prosecutor Nikša Wagner, attorneys at law Veljko Miljević, Mladen Dragičević, Marija Cvitanušić and former attorney Marko Bonifačić, the State Prosecutors Council announced on Tuesday.
The commission that will interview the candidates will consist of Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and five relevant cabinet ministers.
Upon the interviews, the commission will decide on the nominee for this office, and the nomination will be sent to the parliament to vote on that proposal.
Until the appointment of the new Attorney General, the Attorney General’s Office is being run by Deputy Attorney General Zlata Hrvoj-Šipek.
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