Discussion on draft amendment to Constitution to begin nationwide

2017-06-06 09:08:33
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Following Parliament's adoption of Resolution on ‘Ensuring sovereignty and participation of the people of Mongolia on Amendment of the Constitution’ on June 2, a press briefing was held by Parliamentary Standing committee on State Structure on June 5, Monday.
In accordance with the resolution, a public discussion on the draft amendment to the Constitution of Mongolia will take place nationwide from June 5 to September 10.
Present at the briefing were Member of Parliament D.Lundeejantsan who is leading the working group in charge of conducting public discussion on the draft amendment and Members of Parliament D.Erdenebat, G.Zandanshatar and J.Batzandan who are leading sub-working groups.
Citing the 1991 public discussion on the draft new Constitution of Mongolia, Member of Parliament D.Lundeejantsan said, “Since then, Mongolia has undergone inevitable changes, as the world did. The matter of amending the Constitution has been on agenda for a long time”.
Around 2 million Mongolians who are of age can partake in the public discussion that will proceed for 95 days. The discussion will take place in four main areas – stable and transparent civil service, system of accountability, distribution of legislative powers and a human rights-oriented society.
The discussion enables online participation through social networking sites which also allows Mongolians living abroad register their opinions.
The draft amendment is expected to be submitted to Parliament by October 1.
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