Constitutional Court Declared the State of Emergency Unconstitutional
The Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday, April 28, that the state of emergency voted by the Socialist-Shor deputies is unconstitutional. The Court noted that the Parliament did not state the extent to which the Executive’s ordinary powers were insufficient to overcome the crisis.
”First, in order to declare a state of emergency, Parliament must base its decision on data requiring urgent action by the authorities. Secondly, the decision to declare a state of emergency must be a last resort measure, in response to an exceptional danger, which means that the usual measures or restrictions on the protection of safety, health, and public order must be insufficient.”
As the state of emergency was canceled, the parliament could be dissolved and snap elections organized.