The Constitutional Court has published this Thursday, the questions with which it will address the Venice Commission regarding the judicial process of the local elections of June 30.
Question no. 1 / Can Article 131, point 1, letter “e”, of the Constitution be interpreted that the Constitutional Court has jurisdiction to assess the constitutionality of the electoral process?
Question no. 2 / Given that the principle of periodicity of local elections and that of political pluralism are envisaged as basic constitutional principles, what would be the relationship between them in a situation where there is a risk of violating each principle? Which principle would prevail over the other?
Question no. 3 / In a situation of legal uncertainty, has the conduct of public authorities and political parties violated the right of voters to have meaningful choices? Should they ensure the highest interest of the voters?
On June 23 of this year, the Constitutional Court decided to suspend the trial of June 30 regarding the constitutionality of the electoral process. Each of the parties involved in this matter has the right to submit its questions.
In a clarification made by the CC, it is said that they addressed the Venice Commission as there is concern about misinterpretation or misinformation regarding this decision.
According to this institution, the issue on the electoral process of 30.06.2019 is of a unique nature and consultation with specialized bodies, such as the Venice Commission was considered necessary by this Court.