As part of the renewal process of the National Court of Justice (CNJ for its Spanish acronym), which will be fulfilled on January next year, the President of the National Judicial Council Gustavo Jalkh announced the evaluation of the members of the CNJ.
Partial renovation will be carried out through a contest of examination and merit, challenge and social control, as provided by the Constitution in Articles 182 and 183, which note that judges shall be elected by the Judicial Council.
This process must be met every 3 years from the appointment of the Court, after that period, one third of the judges will be replaced, and may not be reelected.
The CNJ currently has 21 judges in office since January 2012. According to the law, 7 will cease their duties in January 2015.
To determine who will be replaced, the CNJ will assess its current members.