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Cabinet meeting approves draft law on Constitutional Court

Published the:  09/05/2018

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(TAP) - The Cabinet meeting, held Wednesday under the chairmanship of President Beji Caid Essebsi, adopted two organic bills.

The first concerns the amendment of Law 2015-50 on the Constitutional Court, while the second concerns the Sustainable Development and Rights of the Generations Authority.

According to a statement from the Presidency of the Republic, an overview was given on the conduct of the municipal elections, the state of public finances and the progress made by the government in the establishment of constitutional bodies.

The Head of State insisted on the need to complete the implementation of the rest of the institutions, including in the first place the Constitutional Court, saying he convened this meeting in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.

During his remarks on the 62nd anniversary of Independence Day last March 20, the Head of State had talked about the possibility of issuing bills for the election of members of the Constitutional Court by an absolute majority instead of the required majority of 145 votes.

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

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 the Court members.

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