In Guyana, attorney general announces that president expected to appoint constitutional reform commission

31 August 2023
Guyana Attorney General Anil Nandlall (photo credit: MENAFM)
Guyana Attorney General Anil Nandlall (photo credit: MENAFM)
The President is expected to appoint the Constitutional Reform Commission in September, according to Attorney General Anil Nandlall. During his weekly television programme ‘Issues In The News,’ the Attorney General explained that the process of nominating persons to sit on the 20-Member Commission will commence shortly with the hope that before the end of September, the Commission will be in place. [...] “It is not going to be a politically dominated commission. It is going to be half politician and half civil society, and the work of the commission will be driven by public consultations,” the Attorney General explained. When appointed, the Commission will receive, consider and evaluate submissions for the changes to the Constitution. The recommendations will then be submitted to a standing committee for consideration by the National Assembly. [...] The sum of $150 million was included in this year’s National Budget to facilitate the work of the Commission when it comes on stream. [...] Amendments to the Constitution will likely relate to Elections and the composition of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), including the method of appointing its Chairman and members, and its jurisdiction over the national registration and electoral processes.
Read the full article here: News Source Guyana


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