Under Article 27 of the Basic Law No. 2011-6 of 16 December 2011 on the organization provisional government the Constituent Assembly ended with the provisions of the Constitution of 1 June 1959. Download

Article 75 (Amended by constitutional law n° 98-76 dated November 2, 1998 and by constitutional law n° 2002-51 dated June 1, 2002)( )

The opinion of the Constitutional Council must be substantiated. They must be respected by all public authorities unless they concern the issues stipulated in paragraph 3 of article 72 of the Constitution.
The President of the Republic sends to the Chamber of Deputies and to the Chamber of Advisors the bills examined by the Constitutional Council, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 of article 73 of the constitution, along with a copy of the opinion of the Constitutional Council.
The President of the Republic sends to the Chamber of Deputies a copy of the opinion of the Constitutional Council in the cases provided for in paragraph 2 of article 73 and paragraph 1 of article 74 of the constitution.
The decisions of the Constitutional Council in matters concerning elections are final and may not be appealed.
The Constitutional Council is composed of nine members having a confirmed competence, irrespective of the age. Four of them, including the president, are appointed by the President of the Republic, and two by the President of the Chamber of Deputies, for a period of 3 years renewable twice. Three members are appointed in their capacity : the first president of the Court of Cassation, the first president of the Administrative Court and the first president of the Audit Office.
The members of the Constitutional Council may not exercise governmental or parliamentary functions. Nor may they hold positions of political or trade union responsibility, or be involved in activities which might compromise their impartiality or independence. When necessary, the law defines the other cases of non-plurality of offices.
In addition, the law defines the guarantees provided for the members of the Constitutional Council which are necessary for the discharge of their functions, as well as the rules of functioning and the procedures of the Constitutional Council.