The election of the Constitutional Court’s Vice-president will be held on 28 October
On Wednesday, 28 October at 10:00, the Constitutional Court’s hearing will be convened to hold the election of the Constitutional Court’s Vice-president.
Taking into account the epidemiological safety measures that are still established in the state to restrict the spread of Covid-19, the election of the Constitutional Court’s President will be held remotely, in a videoconference regime
The hearing will be streamed on the homepage of the Constitutional Court and the Court’s Youtube account:
The Vice-president of the Constitutional Court helps the Court’s President to perform the duties of office and replaces the Court’s President during his or her absence.
As reported previously, at the court hearing of 14 October, the election of the Constitutional Court’s President was held. The Justices unanimously elected from among themselves Sanita Ospiova, the Court’s Vice-president, to the position of the Constitutional Court’s President. She will serve as the President until 17 August 2021, when her mandate of a Constitutional Court’s Justice expires.
The election process
The election is held at an open court hearing. The candidates for the position of the Constitutional Court’s Vice-president are proposed during the hearing. Each candidate states, whether he or she agrees to being nominated.
The Constitutional Court’s Vice-president is elected for the term of three years by the Constitutional Court’s Justices from among themselves by secret ballot, with the absolute majority vote of the composition of the Court’s Justices.
Pursuant to the Constitutional Court Law, if several candidates for the position of the Constitutional Court’s Vice-president have been proposed and none of them gains the necessary number of votes during the first round of election, the vote with respect to all candidates is repeated. If nobody is elected then the election is continued, in each successive round of election excluding the candidate, who has received the smallest number of votes in the previous round, it is continued until one of the candidates receives the required number of votes.
If the necessary number of votes is not obtained in the last round of election or if only one candidate has been proposed and he or she does not gain the necessary number of votes to be elected, the candidates are proposed anew. The Justices, who had been nominated in the previous rounds of election and did not obtain the necessary number of votes, can be nominated repeatedly.