President Abinader calls for Senate to resolve who gets the missing seat in the National Council of the Magistracy


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Feb 20, 2019

President Luis Abinader urged the Senate to decide the second majority’s representative in the National Council of the Magistracy (CNM). The Presidency, Senate, Chamber of Deputies and Supreme Court of Justice have yet to name their representatives to the eight-member council.

The CNM is responsible for choosing the judges of the higher courts. The CNM needs to meet to replace all five members of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) and four members of the Constitutional Court (TC).

President Luis Abinader is who convenes the CNM, but its members need to be confirmed in the Senate before doing so.

The head of state presides the body. The other members are the president of the Senate, the president of the Chamber of Deputies, a senator from an opposition party that corresponds to the second majority, a deputy corresponding to the second majority, the president of the...

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