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EC to withdraw controversial CI 73 creating new constituencies


EC to withdraw controversial CI 73 creating new constituencies

EC: Dr Afari GyanThe leadership of Parliament and the Electoral Commission (EC) have agreed to withdraw CI 73 which was to establish 45 new constituencies on account of several fatal errors on the CI.

The EC will replace the CI with an amended one.

The leadership of the House had been holding a crunch meeting to consider arguments for and against the withdrawal of the CI which was due to mature this week.

The Subsidiary Legislative Committee of Parliament had recommended the rejection of the CI, citing too many mistakes and errors in the law.

But members of the Majority maintained they wanted to see the law passed whilst steps were taken to correct the errors - a position governance watchers said was not right.

Joy News' Sammy Darko who is in Parliament says if the amended CI is laid, it will take its natural course of maturing after 21 sitting days from the day it is laid.

Parliament is set to go on recess and the CI may only mature after the House returns from the recess.

The EC had been guarding against this development given the closeness of the December polls.

It is unclear if the replacement of the CI 73 with an amended one will affect the EC's timetable and what the implications will be.

From: Myjoyonline.com



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