2 lawyers crit­i­cize task force for con­sti­tu­tional amend­ments

The UB Post - - POLITICS -

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.

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