Constitutional Court Chairman does not intend to resign
Valery Zorkin denies the information that he is leaving his post.
Chairman of the Constitutional Court Valery Zorkin tells reporters on the sidelines of the 'Constitution in the era of global changes and the tasks of constitutional control' conference that he is not going to resign. RIA Novosti reported that Zorkin might leave the post.
Zorkin comments on the question of leaving that these are rumors. In addition, it was reported that head of the Presidential Administration legal department Larisa Brycheva, who is considered one of the most dignified nominee, could take up the post.
A possible reason for Zorkin's resignation was his state of health. At the end of January 2017, he was appointed to this position for the fifth time. For the first time, he took up the post in 1991. In October 1993, he became an ordinary judge, and ten years later he headed the Constitutional Court again.
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