Viorica Puica was appointed as a judge of the Constitutional Court
The interim president of the Supreme Court of Justice, Viorica Puica, was appointed as a judge of the Constitutional Court. The decision was taken by the Superior Council of Magistracy during the meeting on Friday, November 24.
Her candidacy was approved with 6 votes of the CSM members. The decision is to be examined in the Parliament. The magistrate will be appointed for a 6-year term. "My decision to run for the position of judge of the Constitutional Court is based on the Court's role in consolidating a democratic society and building the rule of law, the responsibilities derived from the mandate of the position, but also from my extensive experience during over 26 years of activity in the legal field", said the magistrate in the letter of motivation posted on the CSM website.
According to the legislation, the Constitutional Court is made up of six magistrates, two each are appointed by the Parliament, the Government and the Superior Council of the Magistracy, for a period of six years.
We remind you that the position of judge of the Constitutional Court remained vacant in January 2021, when the magistrate appointed by the CSM, Eduard Ababei, died.
Judge Viorica Puica took over the interim position of president of the Supreme Court of Justice on August 25, 2023. She has been a judge since 2002 and worked at the Central Court in Chisinau. In 2007, Viorica Puica was named the best judge in the Republic of Moldova.