3 of the Constitutional Court judges complete terms in office in June, will be replaced

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The terms in office of three Constitutional Court judges come to an end in June, with the Parliament starting the procedures to submit new nominations.

The Chamber of Deputies’ Standing Bureau has initiated on Tuesday the procedure to appoint a new judge with the Constitutional Court in order to replace Stefan Minea, whose term in office ends on June 15, realitatea.net reports.

The proposals from parliamentary groups will be submitted by May 6, with the Legal Committee expected to draw a report and the Chamber’s plenary expected to vote by May 15.

The Constitutional Court informed the Chamber of Deputies by letter that on June 15 the term in office of Judge Stefan Minea comes to an end. He was appointed to CCR on June 15, 2010 for a 9-year term.

The term of Maya Teodoroiu, appointed by the Senate, also comes to an end and the upper chamber is expected to draw up a calendar to appoint a new judge. The deadline to filing the candidacies is May 6, with the candidates to be heard on May 7 by the specialty committees.

The vote in the plenaries of Chamber of Deputies and Senate will take place on June 15.

The three new judges will be appointed by the Chamber of Deputies, the Senate and by the Presidency.

Sources in the media say that the Senate negotiates the appointment of Teodor Melescanu, currently Foreign Minister. The decision would be allegedly approved if ALDE agrees to give up completely the position of Foreign Minister in favour of PSD.

Other sources say the best chances to be appointed to CCR on behalf of the Presidency stands the current chairman of the High Court of Cassation and Justice, Cristina Tarcea.

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