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National Assembly elects Constitutional Court judges


Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:10 - Updated Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:10

National Assembly speaker, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos with new counselor judges of constitutional court Photo: Alberto Juliao

Luanda - Angolan Parliament Friday approved the election of Counselor Guilhermina Prata to the post of deputy chief of justice of Constitutional Court.


The MPs also elected Maria da Conceição Sango and Alberto Uaca to the post of Counselor Judges, both handpicked by the main opposition UNITA party.

Maria da Conceição Sango and Alberto Uaca  took over from Luzia de Almeida Sebastião and Maria Imaculada Melo, who ended their term.

The Constitutional Court comprises 11 Counselor Judges. Four of whom are appointed by the President of the Republic.

The Constitutional Court Judges are appointed for a non-renewable seven-year term.