The Superior Council of Magistracy elected on Friday, with 15 votes for and 3 against judge Horatiu Dumbrava as President of the Council for a one year mandate, Romanian news agency Agerpres informs. Prosecutor George Balan was elected on Friday with 18 votes for and 1 void as Vice President of the Council.

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Dumbrava was the only one to submit his candidacy for the position. The new President proposed on Friday a management program which also includes an integrity declaration. The integrity declaration will be discussed in the Council and proposes, among others that members of the Council cannot promote in leading positions in courts or other institutions, they cannot run for a mandate at the Higher Court of Justice and should resign from other positions held in the system.