New Seats on Constitutional Council All Filled by Women

For the first time in history, three women have now have seats on the Constitutional Council. This past week, François Hollande, Jean-Pierre Bel, and Claude Bartolone have appointed three nominees to sit on the council. On February 12, Hollande named Nicole Maestracci as the replacement for Pierre Steinmetz. Maestracci was the first president of La […]

Hollande Takes First Step Towards Necessary Reform of Constitutional Council

In his New Year’s speech to the “wise men” of the Constitutional Council, François Hollande declared that he would put an end to the right held by former Presidents to be members of this institution. Hollande’s decision acknowledges one fact: the Constitutional Council has gone from a technical, marginal institution to a guardian of the […]