Moldovan law-makers approved yesterday in two readings amendments to the Prosecutor's Office Law, after the Constitutional Court declared several provisions unconstitutional .
According to the new provisions, the candidate for the position of prosecutor general will be selected in a public competition, organized by the Superior Council of Prosecutors (CSP), in two stages: pre-selection based on files and interview with the CSP.
At the same time, in case the vacancy of the position of general prosecutor occurs, the CSP will have priority when selecting an interim general prosecutor. Previously, it was provided that the head of state, at the proposal of the CSP, appoints a prosecutor general until the organization of the competition. However, this provision was declared unconstitutional, on the grounds that it restricts the role of the CSP.
The draft also provides that the transfer of the prosecutor to a position of the same or lower level, except for the position of chief prosecutor and deputy chief prosecutor shall be carried out, by decision of the Superior Council of Prosecutors, at the proposal of the Prosecutor General.
Moreover, a person who has served as a prosecutor, judge or lawyer for at least 10 years, whose term of office has ceased for reasons not attributable to him, may run for prosecutor without taking the exam before the Commission of the National Institute of Justice.