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Natalya Shaptala becomes new Head of Constitutional Court of Ukraine

Stanislav Shevchuk was dismissed from the office, as the judges expressed the no-confidence vote; the ex-head of the authority claimed he would appeal against this decision and the Court's actions, which he described as 'constitutional coup'
23:03, 14 May 2019

Natalya Shaptala, Head of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine
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Judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine elected Natalya Shaptala the new Head of this authority. 

Shaptala will replace her predecessor Stanislav Shevchuk; he was recently dismissed from the office, as the judges expressed the no-confidence vote.

'According to Article 33 of the Law about the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, the Head of the Court is elected at a special plenary meeting for only one three-years-long term', reads the message.

Related: Stanislav Shevchuk dismissed as Head of Constitutional Court of Ukraine

The Ukrainian law stipulates it is the Head of the Constitutional Court who brings the newly elected President of Ukraine to the oath at the inauguration ceremony. Meanwhile, the date of Volodymyr Zelensky's inauguration is still unknown, as the Parliament has not yet approved it; according to various bills offered for the Parliament's consideration, it could be May 19, May 20 or June 3. 

Ex-head of the authority Stanislav Shevchuk claimed he would appeal against this decision and the Court's actions, which he described as 'constitutional coup'.

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