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STANDING ORDERS OF THE SENATE

 

Sittings Department and Library of the Senate

January 2007
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CHAPTER XIII - ELECTION OF COMMUNITY SENATORS

Article 84

(Repealed by the Resolution of 22 April 1971)

CHAPTER XIV - HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE AND COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE REPUBLIC

Article 85

1. - After each partial renewal, the Senate shall elect twelve titular judges and six substitute judges to the High Court of Justice. The Chairmen's Conference shall fix the date of the vote.

2. - The secret plurinominal vote for the election of the titular and substitute members shall be conducted by separate ballots.

3. - Candidacies shall be set out in declarations to the President by a deadline determined by the Chairmen's Conference.

4. - In each round of voting ballot and in the order of the votes, candidates who have won a number of votes at least equal to the absolute majority of votes cast shall be elected.

5. - In the case of the titular and substitute judges, there shall be as many ballots as necessary until all the seats have been allotted.

6. -  In the event of a tied vote on the last seats to be awarded, candidates shall be proclaimed elected in order of age, starting with the oldest, until all the seats have been allotted.

Article 86

1. - No draft resolution dealing with an indictment before the High Court of Justice shall be admissible unless it is signed by at least one tenth of the members of the Senate.

2. - The Bureau of the Senate shall, as a matter of course, give a ruling on the inadmissibility of draft resolutions that run counter to the provisions of paragraph 1 of this Article, or which do not conform to Article 18 of Ordinance n° 59-1 of 23 January 1959 dealing with the Organic Law on the High Court of Justice.

3. - The draft resolutions referred to above and declared admissible by the Bureau and those transmitted by the President of the National Assembly shall be remitted to a thirty-member Committee specially elected to examine then by plurinominal vote. Candidacies must be set out in declarations to the President one hour before the vote.

Article 86a

1. - After each partial renewal, the Senate shall elect six titular judges and six substitute judges to the Court of Justice of the Republic. The Chairmen's Conference shall determine the date of the vote.

2. - Candidacies must be set out in a declaration to the President by a deadline determined by the Chairmen's Conference.

3. - This shall be followed by a single, secret, plurinominal vote. The name of a substitute candidate shall be linked to that of each titular candidate.

4. - In each round of voting ballot, and in the order of the votes, candidates who have won a number of votes at least equal to the absolute majority of votes cast shall be elected. There shall be as many ballots as are necessary to fill all the seats. Only votes cast for the same titular and substitute candidate count.

5. -  In the event of a tied vote, candidates shall be proclaimed elected in order of age, starting with the oldest, until all the seats have been allotted.

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