published: 21.08.2013, 15:21 | updated: 21.08.2013 15:36:28
Prague - Czech President Milos Zeman said today he has lost trust in the Supreme Court (NS) and its representatives over the verdict due to which the criminal prosecution of former three Civic Democrat (ODS) lawmakers accused of political corruption was halted later.
"After the latest decision by the Supreme Court in the case of three lawmakers - you all know whom I have in mind - I have lost trust in this institution and its representatives," Zeman said in a speech he made in the Senate, the upper house or parliament.
He added that is why he decided to substitute a recommendation by the Judiciary Union for a recommendation by NS judges in his advisory body and to nominate Prague Municipal Court chairman Jan Svacek for a Constitutional Court (US) judge.
The NS decided in July that executive power inadmissibly interfered in legislative power in the case of former lawmakers Marek Snajdr, Petr Tluchor and Ivan Fuksa.
They were accused of having given up their deputy mandates in exchange for lucrative posts in state firms and so made possible the passing of key legislation with which they disagreed and with which then prime minister Petr Necas (ODS) linked confidence in his government last year.
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