Parliament elects new head of the Constitutional Court

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Barnabás Lenkovics has been elected head of the Constitutional Court in a 132:6 parliamentary vote on Monday. The Constitutional Court head was elected by secret ballot. 

Neither opposition party in the 199-seat parliament supported Lenkovics who was nominated to the post by the governing Fidesz-KDNP alliance. The socialist party MSZP and the radical nationalist Jobbik said it would boycott the vote.

Lenkovics has been a member of the court since April, 2007. Lenkovics's tenure as head of the court will start on February 25, 2015 and will expires on April 21, 2016. Lenkovics has taken his oath of office in parliament. He will succeed Péter Paczolay.

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