Nine Opposition MPs to support 20th Amendment | Sunday Observer

Nine Opposition MPs to support 20th Amendment

6 September, 2020

A group of Opposition parliamentarians have decided to support the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, when it is presented in Parliament, political sources said.

Nine Opposition parliamentarians in two groups have assured a leading Government politician of their support. The 20th Amendment has done away with the Constitutional Council and replaced it with a Parliamentary Council and the ceiling on the number of Cabinet Ministers has been lifted. Executive Presidential powers have been restored and the number of independent commissions reduced to 7 from 11.

The salient features of the 19th Amendment such as the Right to Information Act, limits on the President’s term of office to five years and the number of times to two to run for presidency have been retained.