HPR fails to elect members of Good Governance Authority and remaining members of Constitutional Court
18/07/2019 19:41, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - The deputies of the House of People's Representatives (HPR) failed, on Thursday, in a plenary session, to elect the members of the Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Authority and the rest of the members of the Constitutional Court.

For the third consecutive time, none of the candidates running for the Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Authority was able to obtain the required number of votes (145).

The results of the vote, proclaimed by HPR first vice-president, Abdelfattah Mourou, are as follows:

- Number of votes : 177

- Blank ballots: 12

- Spoiled ballots: 2

The results and the minutes of the vote count will be submitted to the HPR office at a later date," said the HPR First Vice-President.

On the other hand, Mourou announced the result of the vote for the election of the remaining members of the Constitutional Court, which was held concurrently with the election of the members of the Good Governance Authority.

According to Mourou, there are 177 votes declared. Blank ballots 13 and spoiled ballots 5: "None of the candidates could obtain the required majority, i.e. 145 votes", he said.

At the end of the plenary session on Tuesday July 9, devoted to the election of the members of the Good Governance Authority, no candidate was able to obtain the required number of votes.

The HPR had failed for the first time, on Wednesday July 3, to elect candidates for the Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Authority.

On Wednesday, July 10, the HPR failed to complete the election of the remaining three members of the Constitutional Court. No candidate in the running had managed to obtain the 145 votes required to be a member of the Constitutional Court.

Of the 4 members the parliament is expected to elect, only magistrate Raoudha Ouersghini managed to obtain the necessary votes in March 2018.

The Constitutional Court is composed of twelve members.

The Presidency of the Republic, the House of People's Representatives and the Supreme Council of the Judiciary each appoint four members, in accordance with the provisions of the Organic Law on the Constitutional Court, adopted in November 2015.

The Council of the Good Governance Authority is composed of nine members who are elected for a 6-year term. They are a judge of the judiciary, a judge of the financial order, an administrative judge, a lawyer, an accountant, a social scientist, an expert in taxation or administrative and financial control, an information and communication specialist and a member of civil society active in the field of good governance and the fight against corruption.

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