Instead of the usual term (every Wednesday from 9:00am), the Constitutional Court has scheduled its next session for reviewing initiatives for Monday, October 31.

Officially, it is not known why there has been such a change to the Court’s schedule, but the session has been scheduled for Monday for certain, which also, just happens to be the last day of the  the current President of the Constitutional Court, Elena Gosheva’s mandate.

As of November 1, her successor, Judge Nikola Ivanovski will take the presidential seat, after he was selected on Monday last week.
Ivanovski from his predecessor, who will remain a judge of the Constitutional Court, will be inheriting some hot topics, such as regarding the initiative for assessing the constitutionality and legality of the Law on the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), which has already been sitting in a draw for a year now, and has not yet found itself on the agenda at a session, despite numerous calls from the opposition and various NGOs.

The Constitutional judges, lead by Ivanovski also have to decide on the initiative for assessing the constitutionality and legality of Parliament Speaker, Trajko Veljanoski’s decision, to call for early parliamentary elections scheduled for December 11. The initiative was submitted yesterday by the party “Uniteti” (meaning “Unity”) lead by Gzim Ostreni.

According to the Constitutional Court official website, neither of these two initiatives are on the daily agenda for Monday.

On Monday there are seven initiatives on the agenda, a request for the protection of rights and a proposal for a ruling.