Monday, September 2, 2013

Myanmar: Country considering recall bill

As part of their constitutional review, Myanmar is considering adopting a recall:

The decision came at the end of a heated debate between elected representatives, who said the bill would make it too easy for constituents to remove an MP, and military MPs, who argue that to not pass the law is unconstitutional. 
The bill, proposed by the commission last August, could result in MPs being unseated if a mere 1 percent of voters in their constituency opposed them, as specified in section 396(b) of the constitution. A similar provision was included in the 1947 and 1974 constitutions.

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