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Pre-Vetting Commission of Moldova hears second group of candidates non-judges, put forward by parliament for office of member of Superior Council of Magistracy

14:42 | 24.07.2023 Category: Social

Chisinau, 24 July /MOLDPRES/ - The Pre-Vetting Commission has finished the hearing of the second group of candidates non-judges, put forward by the parliament for the office of member of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM).   

Eight candidates with professional experience in the law field or in another relevant sector, out of the nine ones registered for the contest, have accepted to participate in the public interview and answered questions by members of the Commission, in order to clear up relevant aspects for the evaluation process.     

Thus, on 14-21 July, the Commission heard the candidates: Aliona Corcenco, Veaceslav Guțan, Vitalie Sîli, Lucia Popescu, Ana Tipa, Iulian Muntean, Leonid Chirtoacă and Nicolae Agachi, while candidate Vanu Jereghi withdrew from the contest at the evaluation. During hearings in public meeting, the Commission members gave the candidates more rounds of questions, in order to clarify the difficulties left following the written communication with them.   

Among the subjects relevant for the evaluation, tackled by the Commission members at the hearings, there were aspects concerning the financial integrity, such as the candidate’s lifestyle, non-observance of the legal regime of the declaring of wealth and personal interests, the source of savings in cash, owned by the candidates or their family members, under-appreciation of the selling and purchasing prices, as the failure to pay the tax for the increase in capital at the sale of assets. The verifications in terms of the financial and ethic integrity regarded a period of 15 years and referred including to the people close to the candidates.        

On the next period, the Pre-Vetting Commission will work for the elaboration of decisions on the result of the evaluation of those eight candidates non-judges.  

Following a decision by the parliamentary juridical commissions for appointments and immunities from 5 May this year, the parliament submitted to the Pre-Vetting Commission the list with nine candidate non-judges for the office of CSM member. Among them, there are free lance jurists, lawyers and representatives of the civil society and the academic environment. Similarly to the group of candidates judges, the non-judges were evaluated by the Pre-Vetting Commission, in order to be able to become eligible for the office of CSM member.       



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