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The Criminal Division for Persons Holding of Political Positions

    Following the adoption of 1997 Constitution, the Criminal Division for Persons Holding of Political Positions was set up in the Supreme Court to act as a trial court in cases where the Prime Minister, a Minister, a member of the House of Representatives, a senator or other political official is accused of becoming unusually wealthy, committing malfeasance in office according to the Criminal Code, performing duties dishonestly, or of corruption under other laws.

    The quorum of this special division of the Supreme Court consists of nine justices of the Supreme Court who hold positions of not lower than justices of the Supreme Court, and are elected by a plenary session of the Supreme Court on a case by case basis. A judgment will be made by a majority of votes; provided that each justice constituting

     The quorum will prepare a written opinion and make oral statements to the meeting before making decision.Orders or judgments of the Supreme Court Criminal Division for Persons Holding of Political Positions must be disclosed in the Goverment Gazette and final.

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