The National Assembly and the Senate in congress next Monday to appoint a new constitutional judge

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Kinshasa, May 20th, 2022 (CPA).-– The National Assembly and the Congolese Senate will meet in congress on Monday, May 23rd, 2022, to appoint a new constitutional judge, sources from both chambers told the CPA. outcome of a joint meeting, held Thursday at the People’s Palace. The decision was taken by members of the two offices of the Congolese Parliament, during a meeting chaired by the speaker of the Senate, Modeste Bahati Lukwebo.

This congress, which will be held at the request of the President of the Republic Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, will allow the two offices of Parliament to appoint a judge to replace Polycarpe Mungulu T’apagnane, who died last April, at the Constitutional Court. The meeting held on Thursday also allowed the two chambers of Parliament to discuss the issue of the electoral law proposal declared admissible by the plenary of the National Assembly and which is currently being groomed in the Political, Administrative and Legal Commission (PAJ ) of the lower house.

On this subject, the President of the Senate asked the office of the lower house to work on it urgently, and to send the bill to the Senate before the end of the current month, in order to allow the upper house to for second reading before the end of the March session. The question relating to the inventory of the shuttle texts between the two chambers was also on the agenda during the discussions. The offices of these two institutions have agreed to set up a joint National Assembly-Senate committee to harmonize views on the law on the creation, organization and functioning of the National Agency for the Fight against Corruption.

“We have dealt with the point on the inventory of fixtures of the electoral law which is still at the level of the National Assembly and which our colleagues from the lower house have promised to send to us as quickly as possible, in order to decide on this. before the end of this session. We also talked about the Congress which will have to be convened next Monday, because we have received the letter from the Head of State, asking us to convene it urgently, in order to choose a judge on behalf of Parliament », declared the report from the Senate, Michel Kanyimbu. ACP/Lys