The competition to replace the judge of the Constitutional Court failed for the second time. None of the 11 candidates in the contest received the necessary number of votes to be appointed by the Superior Council of Magistrates (SCM) to the position of High Court judge.
Five candidates were nominated at Thursday’s SCM meeting. This is the second time the SCM has announced a competition to fill the position of Constitutional Court (CC) judge. Eleven candidates have applied. The Constitutional Court consists of six judges appointed for six-year terms. Two judges are appointed by Parliament, two by the government and two by the Superior Council of Magistrates (SCM).