Update Post: November 30, 2023 4:57 pm
Date: September 26, 2023 Time: 00:42:03
Before the secret ballot procedure, the chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Construction of the Federation Council, Andrei Klishas, informed his colleagues that the candidacy presented by the president meets all the requirements provided for by the Constitution and federal constitutional law. For her part, the President of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, pointed out that the Constitutional Court is one of the most important and key elements of the country’s legal system. And its president is an exceptional position that requires high professional qualifications, experience, patriotism, honesty and integrity. “Valery Dmitrievich Zorkin fully possesses all these qualities, which he has demonstrated more than once in practice, even in the most difficult moments of the modern history of our country,” she said. Matvienko said that she has known Zorkin for many years as a decent, independent, very dignified and truly wise person, for whom the protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens and the defense of the constitutional system are truly the highest value. She is confident that Zorkin’s colossal experience, attitude and integrity will allow the Constitutional Court to remain an authoritative and respected body, a true defender of the Constitution and the rights of citizens.