Judge Bogdan Mateescu, the current president of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM), on Thursday was elected to act as interim head of the same institution, sources from the Council told AGERPRES.
According to these sources, the plenum of the Council voted on Thursday for an interim president just in case that the Section for judges fails to meet and come up with a proposal for the office of president of the CSM by January 6, when the current term in office of Mateescu expires.
The Section for judges rejected on Thursday the candidacies of Gabriela Baltag and Andreea Chis for the office of president of the Council.
The item regarding the election of the new leadership of the Council - the president and the vice-president - was included with the Thursday agenda of the Plenum of the Superior Council of Magistracy.
Last week, Nicolae-Andrei Solomon was designated by the Section for prosecutors of the CSM as a candidate for the office of vice-president of the Council.