Sváček again failed to win senatorial support for a Constitutional court seat

The Senate has rejected the candidacy of the chairman of Prague’s municipal court Jan Sváček for a seat on the Constitutional Court for the second time on Wednesday. Although president Miloš Zeman came to the Senate on Wednesday to personally support his candidate, Mr. Sváček received only 30 out of 75 votes, eight votes short of the needed majority. He had already been nominated by former president Václav Klaus, but failed to win support in the Senate last February.

Author: Masha Volynsky