Basha's votes are not enough, the majority postpones the salary increase of the judges of the Constitutional Court

2023-09-18 18:05:27Politikë SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX
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The Assembly will not be able to vote in Thursday's session on the legal changes that increase the salaries of Constitutional Court judges. For the first time, under the leadership of Bledi Çuçi, the majority parliamentary group decided not to include the law on gambling in the agenda of the plenary session, arguing that it will have to be reviewed once again.

Despite Lulzim Basha's willingness to cooperate with the socialists, the latter are still unable to secure the qualified majority of votes.

For these two laws, they will have to reach out again to Sali Berisha's supporters or other opposition MPs, who have opposed them so far.

Regarding the salary increase for the judges of the Constitutional Court, according to the democratic deputies, such a decision creates an imbalance with the judges of this institution and the judges of the Court Against Organized Crime.

This bill was disputed by deputy Fatmir Xhafa. At the meeting of the Committee for Legal Affairs, on Tuesday, September 12, Xhafaj contested the draft law through a series of questions addressed to the representatives of the Ministry of Justice, while emphasizing that with these changes, the members of the Constitutional Court would receive twice the salary of the members of the Court of the High.

"Do you know any case when the Constitutional Court has sentenced someone to life imprisonment? What about the fact that the judges of the Constitutional Court have given up their privacy and are conditional on a number of rights and freedoms recognized by the constitution, that you equate them in this way?", he asked, among other things.