Four candidates for the position of member of the SCM from among judges, magistrates Mihail Bușuleac from Cahul Court, Veronica Cupcea from Orhei Court, Aliona Miron from the Supreme Court of Justice and Nicolae Șova from Chisinau Court, have received the results of the Pre-Vetting Commission on the evaluation of their financial and ethical integrity. The four candidates failed the evaluation.
The reasoned decisions were sent to the candidates and to the institution responsible for organizing the competition, the SCM. If within 48 hours of sending the decisions, the candidates do not notify the Commission of his or her refusal to publish the decision, the decision shall be published on the website of the Superior Council of Magistracy in a depersonalized form, except for the surname and first name of the candidate that remain public.
The Commission’s decisions may be appealed to the Supreme Court of Justice within 5 days of receipt, without prior procedure, according to Article 14(2). 1) and 2) of Law no. 26/2022.
So far, 5 candidates for positions in the SCM out of the 23 remaining in the competition, have promoted the Commission’s evaluation in terms of integrity, 11 have been disqualified by not promoting the evaluation and can no longer participate in the competition, and 7 candidates are waiting for the Commission’s decisions.