In South Korea, national assembly speaker reports that parliament will form expert advisory body for constitutional reform

By Yonhap, 18 July
National Assembly of South Korea (photo credit: Lim Ynnek/flickr)
National Assembly of South Korea (photo credit: Lim Ynnek/flickr)
National Assembly speaker Kim Jin-pyo on [17 July] proposed pushing for a constitutional revision in an effort to disperse power heavily concentrated in the president and to promote national unity. Kim made the proposal in an address marking Constitution Day, reigniting the long-debated issue of constitutional revision just two months after President Yoon Suk-yeol began his single, five-year term. [...] Kim said the parliament will form an expert advisory body to review the timing, scheme and scope of the revision, and asked ruling and opposition parties to form a special committee to discuss revising the Constitution. [...] In South Korea, the president or parliament can propose a constitutional amendment, which must be approved by a two-thirds majority in the assembly and then by a majority in a national referendum in which more than half of eligible voters participate.
Read the full article here: Korea Times

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