Parliament's Bureau decides to re-open call for applications for Constitutional Court | Tunisia News Gazette

Parliament’s Bureau decides to re-open call for applications for Constitutional Court

The Bureau of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) decided at its meeting Thursday to re-open the call for applications for the Constitutional Court, said Assessor in charge of Information Mohamed Ben Souf.

The new calendar of the call for applications will be reviewed and set during the next meeting of the HPR Bureau, he added.

The Constitutional Court consists of twelve members, four of whom are elected by parliament.

The other eight members of the Constitutional Court are proposed by the President of the Republic (four members) and the Supreme Judicial Council (four members).

No candidate for the Constitutional Court had obtained the required majority of 145 votes at the end of third and final round of voting for the election of the members of the Court on March 21.

During the two previous rounds, MPs failed to elect four of the twelve members of the Constitutional Court.

According to Article 11 of the Law on the Constitutional Court, (…) the Parliament elects the four members by secret ballot by a two-thirds majority of its members.

If after holding of three consecutive meetings the sufficient number of candidates does not obtain the required majority, calls for applications have to be re-opened to have a number of new candidates “.

The draft organic law establishing the Constitutional Court was adopted in plenary of the Parliament on November 20, 2015.

Source: TAP News Agency

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