The Constitutional Court shall exercise the powers vested in it by the articles of the Constitution and the provisions of organic laws. It shall further decide on the validity of the election of the Members of Parliament and that of referendum operations.
Prior to their promulgation, organic laws as well as the rules of procedure of the House of Representatives and of the House of Councilors shall be submitted to the Constitutional Court, which shall make sure they conform to the Constitution.
To make sure they are consistent with the Constitution, laws and international commitments may, before promulgation, be referred to the Constitutional Court by the King, the Head of Government, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Speaker of the House of Councilors, or a fifth of the members of the House of Representatives, or forty members of the House of Councilors.
As regards the two cases stated in paragraphs 2 and 3 of this article, the Constitutional Court shall make a ruling within one month from the date of referral. However, this deadline may be reduced to eight days at a request made by the Government in case of emergency.
Referral to the Constitutional Court in the above cases shall entail the suspension of the promulgation deadline.
The Constitutional Court shall decide, within one year, upon the validity of the election of the Members of Parliament, starting from the date of expiry of the legal deadline for appeals. However, the Court may, building on a reasoned decision, make a ruling beyond that deadline, if so warranted by the number or the nature of appeals.