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Cameroon: Bill to extend MPs terms of office tabled at National Assembly

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A bill that seeks to extend the terms of office of members of the National Assembly for a period of two months with effect from the 29th of October 2019 was tabled at the National Assembly this Tuesday June 25.

The draft law was tabled during a plenary sitting chaired by House speaker the Right Hon. Cavaye Yegue Djibril.

According to reports, the bill is amongst others in accordance with an existing legal provision which states that in case of serious crisis, the President of Republic may after consultations with the President of the constitutional council and the bureau of the National assembly and the Senate request the National Assembly to decide by law to extend or abridge its term of office.

The bill was referred to the committee on constitutional laws for scrutiny, where it will be defended by the Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of relations with the parliament, Francois Bolvine Wakata.


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