São Tomé and Príncipe: election of a new president of the Constitutional Court
Roberto Raposo was elected President of the Constitutional Court (TC) of São Tomé and Príncipe by his peers.
The election took place on June 22, 2023, after four new judges were sworn in before the Vice-President of the National Assembly.
Raposo was Attorney General of the Republic and also served as President of the Supreme Court of Justice.
Judge Kótia Menezes was elected vice-president of the TC.
Leopoldo Marques and Lucas Lima also took up their duties as judges of the TC, joining Judge Jusseley Patrik Lopes, the only one who remained in office after the entry into force of the new interpretative law of the judicial system, which requires the retirement of judges over the age of 62.
It should be noted that the TC of Sao Tome is a founding member of the CJCA, since its creation in 2011, in Algiers.