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Judicial Council to elect its new President

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The Judicial Council of the Repubilc of Macedonia votes to elect a new President on Friday. The session is scheduled after the two year term of current President Aleksandra Zafirovska expired late last year.

The 15 member Judicial Council elects and dismisses judges, Presidents of courts and can examine the work of judges. The Council is mostly made of members elected by the judges themselves, with members also appointed by the President and Parliament. Macedonian Parliament is currently discussing a constitutional amendмent that would remove the Justice Minister and the President of the Supreme Court from the Judicial Council, to further enhance its independence.