1The mandate of judges at the High Court shall be nine years without the right to re-appointment. The mandate of the Prosecutor General shall be seven years without the right to re-appointment. The mandate of prosecutors at the Special Prosecution Office shall be nine years, without the right to re-appointment.
2The mandate shall start at the day of the oath ceremony before the President of the Republic. This date shall be notified to the Council and included in the personal file.
3The High Court judge whose mandate has expired shall continue to hold office until the appointment of the successor magistrate, unless otherwise provided in Article 136 paragraph 5 of the Constitution.
4The persons listed in paragraph 1 of this Article shall be entitled to be assigned a position at appeal level at the end of their mandate.
5The chairpersons of the High Court, the General Prosecutor and the chairperson of the Special Prosecution Office, not later than three months prior to the termination of the respective mandate according to paragraph 1, of this Article and immediately in the cases of termination of the mandate prior to the legal term, notify the Council for this vacancy. The procedure of the Council for the promotion of the successor ends not later than at the date of the end of the mandate, and in case of termination prior to the legal term, not later than two months upon receiving the notification.