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October 2, 2020

Judge Nicoleta Margareta Tint, elected president of CSM

Judge Nicoleta Margareta Tint was elected, on Wednesday, president of the Superior Council of Magistracy by 15 votes “in favour” and 4 ”against”.

“Wednesday, during the Superior Council of Magistracy’s plenary session, judge Nicoleta Margareta Tint, member-elect of Superior Council of Magistracy, has been elected president,” CSM informed in a press release to AGERPRES .

The Superior Council of Magistrates has 19 members: nine judges and five prosecutors elected by magistrates in the general assemblies of the courts and prosecutor’s offices, two representatives of the civil society elected by the Senate and three members of the law – the Minister of Justice, the President of the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) and Romania’s prosecutor general. The term of office of the elected members is six years, without the possibility of reinvestment.

According to the Constitution and Law 317/2004 on the CSM, the Council is headed by a president, assisted by a vice-president, who are part of different sections, for a one-year term, which cannot be renewed.

Only the nine judges and five prosecutors elected in the general assemblies of the courts and prosecutors’ offices have the right to apply for the position. The members of the CSM and the representatives of the civil society cannot apply for the positions of president and vice president.

The leadership of the CSM is elected by the vote of the plenary’s members, and if the president is a judge, the vice-president must be a prosecutor and vice versa.

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