Namibia: Constitutional amendments passed

28 August 2014
<p>Parliament yesterday passed the Third Constitutional Amendment Bill that has been mired in controversy since its tabling last month ahead of the national elections.The passing of the Bill through parliament will now make way for the seats in the National Council to be increased from 26 to 42 and in the National Assembly from 72 to 96.&nbsp;</p><p><br>It will also see the appointment of a vice president and allow the increase in the number of presidential appointments in the National Assembly from six to eight.</p><p><br>Other notable changes include making provision for the Namibia Central Intelligence Service in the Constitution and allowing the President to appoint the head of the intelligence agency, who will also become a part of the Security Commission.&nbsp;</p>
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