2 lawyers criticize task force for constitutional amendments
Lawyers Ts.Mongol and N.Chadraabal held a press conference about constitutional amendments on September 4.
They noted that they have filed a complaint with the Constitutional Court regarding the task force on constitutional amendments, which they say violated the Constitution by organizing open discussions on constitutional amendments among several government officials without increasing public participation.
N.Chadraabal stated that amendments to the Constitution can only be made with votes from more than 57 MPs (three fourth of legislators), but the task force received a relatively few people’s opinions on constitutional amendments, which serves the political interests of a small group.
Ts.Mongol said that it is unfair that the task force introduced only few people’s proposal for constitutional amendments, which is made up recommendations from a consultative meeting between randomly selected people. The lawyer claimed that there are a lot of loopholes in the draft such as the elimination of the President’s authority to put forth bills. He clarified that as the President is elected by the whole nation, the office is entitled to put forward bills to Parliament.