Anti-corruption will again act on Siljanovska-Davkova's objection for violation of election rules

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The State Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (SCPC) will again act on the objection from the presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova regarding the examinations at the Academy of Judges and Public Prosecutors (ASJO) "Pavel Shatev" during the pre-election process.

The objection from Siljanovska - Davkova was first supported by the SCCC on the grounds that the suspicions raised about the violation of the provisions of the Law on the Prevention of Corruption and Conflict of Interest and the Electoral Code were founded, after which the Academy filed a lawsuit which was reviewed and respected by the The administrative court. After the Administrative Court upheld the lawsuit of ASJO, the complaint was sent back to the SCCC for further processing.

According to Siljanovska-Davkova's objection submitted on April 6 to the SCSC, ASJO, contrary to the Electoral Code, establishes a working relationship with the candidates who attend the training for judges and public prosecutors. In the justification of the objection, it is written that in January 2023 the Academy published an advertisement for the admission of 130 trainees for future judges and public prosecutors, and after the previously performed foreign language tests, the psychological test and the integrity test, on March 29, 2024, it published the schedule for passing the qualifying test.

- This test is currently being taken by 299 people, which clearly indicates that the procedure for establishing an employment relationship has been started and it has not been put on hold, with which ASJO flagrantly violates the Law on Prevention of Corruption and Conflict of Interest and the Electoral Code, writes the objection on Siljanovska – Davkova.

The director of the Academy, Natasha Gaber-Damjanovska, said at the session of the SCSC on April 10 that the process of testing the trainees for future judges and public prosecutors began in January 2023 and is still ongoing.

- Our entire testing process does not coincide with the deadline specified in the law. Our process started in January 2023 and is still ongoing, underlined Gaber-Damjanovska, adding that it is not known exactly when that process will end and that it is not a classic employment.

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