Parliament's Bureau will review calendar of call for nominations for Constitutional Court at its next meeting | Tunisia News Gazette

Parliament’s Bureau will review calendar of call for nominations for Constitutional Court at its next meeting

The Bureau of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) will consider, at its next meeting, the draft timetable for the call for nominations for the Constitutional Court.

This issue was discussed on Tuesday during the meeting of the Presidents of parliamentary blocs.

Chairing the meeting, HPR Speaker Mohamed Ennaceur stressed the need to complete, as soon as possible, the election of members of the Constitutional Court.

The Parliament’s Bureau had decided last April 5 to reopen the call for nominations for the Constitutional Court.

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

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).

In parliament, on March 21, no candidate for the Constitutional Court had obtained the required majority of 145 votes, after the third and final round of voting for the election of members of that Court.

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

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

If after the holding of three consecutive meetings the sufficient number of candidates does not obtain the required majority, nominations shall be opened again.

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

Source: TAP News Agency

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