Senate rejects Charles U vice-rector Aleš Gerloch as Constitutional Court judge candidate

The Senate rejected Charles University vice-rector Aleš Gerloch as a candidate for Constitutional Court judge in a secret ballot on Wednesday.

The law professor had been put forth as a candidate by President Miloš Zeman, who is now expected to suggest another candidate.

Opposition senators object to Mr Gerloch having been a member of the Communist Party. They also say he neglected to note that before 1995 he worked at universities suspected of having improperly awarded politicians and police officials degrees.

Author: Brian Kenety