The four new constitutional judges were sworn in. The choices of the judiciary are Pavlina Panova and Nadezhda Djelepova, of the quota of the National Assembly is the former deputy head of the Supreme Court of Cassation Krassimir Vlahovand the choice of the president is the European law professor Atanas Semov.
According to the Supreme Law, the Constitutional Court consists of 12 judges, one-third of whom are elected by the National Assembly, one-third are appointed by the President and one-third are elected to a general assembly of judges of the Supreme Court of Cassation and Supreme Administrative Court. The judges of the Constitutional Court are lawyers with high professional and moral qualities, with at least 15 years of legal experience. The term of office of the judges of the Constitutional Court is 9 years. They can not be reelected for this position. The composition of the Constitutional Court is being updated in three years of each quota in an order determined by law. The Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria states that members of the Constitutional Court enjoy the immunity of Members.
Krassimir Vlahov is a constitutional judge, former vice president of the Supreme Court of Cassation. He was born in Pleven and graduated from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". Vlahov has more than 20 years of refereeing. His professional career began in 1996 as a junior judge and in October 1997 he was appointed judge of the Sofia District Court, where he later became his vice president. In 2004, he was seconded to the Supreme Court of Cassation, and in 2008 he was elected president of the Sofia District Court. In 2012, Krassimir Vlahov was appointed vice president of the Supreme Court of Cassation.