“The State Judicial Council is due to issue a third public call and we hope that it will be third time lucky. All interested parties will be able to apply. We have a meeting scheduled for 30 June when we will decide on the new public call. Given that a deadline of 30 days had been set for the two previous calls, I think the deadline for the third one will be the same to ensure equal treatment of all interested candidates,” Milković told N1 television on Sunday.
The previous procedure ended on Friday when Parliament did not support President Zoran Milanović’s nomination of law professor Zlata Đurđević as the next Supreme Court President.
Milković said he did not think this would result in a constitutional crisis, given that the term of the present Supreme Court President Đuro Sessa expires in mid-July, because the law provides that when the new President is not appointed the position is filled by the Deputy President of the Supreme Court, in this case Marin Mrčela.
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