The deputy Prosecutor General – Ivan Geshev – is the only candidate for Prosecutor General, nominated by the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). His candidature was supported by 17 members of the Council on its last plenary session on Thursday.
Danail Kirilov didn’t nominate anyone on today’s meeting for a consecutive time. For the media he explained that his decision is argumented and is the right thing to do. Kirilov reminded that as a Minister of Justice he is supposed to unite people instead of dividing them.
Ivan Geshev must be supported by at least 2/3 members of the college or prosecutors in the SJC. His candidature was offered by 11 of them so he needs 6 more supporters. The next Prosecutor General will be elected on October 24.
If Geshev is chosen to take the place of Sotir Tsatsarov, the SJC will send the proposal to the president who can either sign a decree for his appointment or refuse to do so. If Rumen Radev decides to refuse that, he must give arguments about his opinion.
Danail Kirilov required from the plenary session of the SJC that they also carry out an external audit of the case allocation system.