2 Candidates Vie for Head of Sofia Regional Prosecutor's Office

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Bulgaria: 2 Candidates Vie for Head of Sofia Regional Prosecutor's Office The VSS panel is to pick one of the two candidates for the post, Petar Belchev and Asen Hristov. Photo by BGNES

The Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) will elect Thursday a new head of the Sofia Regional Prosecutor's Office, the biggest and the busiest unit of the prosecution.

The VSS panel will pick one of the two candidates, Petar Belchev, currently deputy head of the Sofia Regional Prosecutor's Office, and Asen Hristov, prosecutor at the Sofia Regional Prosecutor's Office.

The vacancy opened after the incumbent, Hristo Dinev, moved up one level in the hierarchy, becoming head of the Sofia City Prosecutor's Office, according to reports of the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR).

The winner must be backed by at least 13 votes of VSS members.

A major problem which the Sofia Regional Prosecutor's Office faces is the fact that the prosecutors have been accommodated at three different buildings in Sofia due to the poor conditions at the Sofia Regional Court building.

Belchev has largely been tipped to win the post, according to sources close to the matter.

The Sofia Regional Prosecutor's Office has a staff of around 180 prosecutors which supervised over 40 000 cases in 2013.

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