Meeting of leaders of fractions and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, organised by the President of the State Valdis Zatlers approved that problem with repeated non-election of ex-General Prosecutor Janis Maizitis was not in the candidate offered by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court or evaluation of professional work of Maizitis, but in the situation and atmosphere, in which this process happened and in extremely politicisation of candidate for the post of general prosecutor. Such conclusions were made by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics after meeting in Riga Palace on May 14, 2010.

Having met representatives of parties presented in Saeima, neither candidates for the post of general prosecutor, nor time, when the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court should make a decision, were discussed. But leaders of parties expressed an intention to avoid expression of opinions and attitude towards concrete candidates before they are promoted officially.

On May 14, the President of the State Valdis Zatlers invited the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics and representatives of fractions and parties presented in Saeima for a meeting in Riga Palace. During the meeting it was planned to approximate opinions of parties about election of next general prosecutor.

Information prepared by

Head of the Division of Communications of the Supreme Court Rasma Zvejniece

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 67020396, 28652211