In this context he mentioned the model of the selection of the president of the Constitutional Court who is appointed by his/her colleagues.
Mrčela said that the current disputes about the future Supreme Court president are purely political.
He pushed for removing politics from the process of the appointment of the Supreme Court President and added that it would also be conducive to reducing the perception of the political influence on the judiciary.
In order to change the process of the selection of the Supreme Court President, it is necessary to amend the Constitution which, however, requires a political consensus, he admitted.
A total of five candidacies have been submitted for the new head of the Supreme Court.
Earlier on Tuesday, President Zoran Milanović said that law professor Zlata Đurđević was his candidate for the Supreme Court president and asked members of parliament to think carefully before they reject her because he would hang tough on this matter.
Mrčela said that the Supreme Court would also give its opinion on the candidates, however, this opinion was not binding, despite GRECO’s recommendations that it should be treated as binding.
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