MOSCOW, January 31. /TASS./ The Federation Council at session on Wednesday has appointed Valery Zorkin President of the constitutional court (CC), whose mandate expires on February 22, a new six-year term.
As noted when considering the head of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation and state construction Andrey Klishas, the decision of the Federation Council will come into force on 22 February (the expiration date of the authority for the current term).
Zorkin headed the constitutional court (with a break in 1993-2003) since 1991. Representation of the President about its appointment to the post of Chairman of the constitutional court came to the upper house of Parliament at the end of last week. In February, it is 75 years old, but the age limit for the Chairman of the constitutional court does not exist.
The head of the constitutional court are approved every six years.