Constitutional Court of Spain

Commonly known as the Tribunal Constitucional de Espana in Spanish.

On September 16, 1981, the Constitutional Court was relocated and headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

The Constitutional Court is the highest judicial body with the power to determine the constitutionality of acts and statutes of the Spanish Government.

The Constitutional Court consists of twelve judges, four of them are elected by House of Representatives, four by the Senate, two by the Government and two on the proposal of the Supreme Judicial Council. The judges serve a nine years mandate and cannot be re-elected. The Constitutional Court is chaired by the Chief Justice.
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Guide ID: 3135 - Last Updated: August 19, 2013