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Bulgarian President Endorses Chief Prosecutor for Constitutional Court

Politics » DOMESTIC | October 11, 2012, Thursday // 13:54| Views: 906 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Bulgarian President Endorses Chief Prosecutor for Constitutional Court Bulgaria's outgoing Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev. Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev from the ruling centrist-right GERB has nominated the country's outgoing Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev to sit in the Constitutional Court.

Even though rumors had emerged that Plevneliev was about Velchev as a Constitutional Court member, the President had so far refused to comment on them.

Velchev's 7-year term in office began in 2006. He used to be the legal advisor of former left-wing President Georgi Parvanov.

The Chief Prosecutor's term is set to expire in February 2013.

Bulgaria's Constitutional Court has a total of 12 sitting members; 1/3 of those are changed every three years, with the Parliament being entitled to elect two of them, and the President and the Judges from the Supreme Court of Cassation and the Supreme Administrative Court being entitled to one appointment each.

Wednesday was the last day for Bulgarian lawmakers to present their nominations for Constitutional Court members.

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