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Under the government’s proposals, however, the terms of all the judicial members of the council would be terminated within 90 days of the draft law’s enactment. Their replacements would be selected by the Polish parliament, with the speaker of the parliament given discretion as to which candidates should be put forward for consideration.

Whereas the council’s judicial members presently enjoy a majority, under the government’s proposals the body would be split into two chambers, one for judicial members and the other for political representatives. Both chambers would have to agree to an appointment or a resolution, giving the political representatives a veto over decisions made by the judicial members.

 

Under the government’s proposals, however, the terms of all the judicial members of the council would be terminated within 90 days of the draft law’s enactment. Their replacements would be selected by the Polish parliament, with the speaker of the parliament given discretion as to which candidates should be put forward for consideration.