Lower House endorses constitutional amendments

24-08-2014 11:06 PM

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - The Lower House of Parliament, on Sunday, passed, by majority, proposed amendments to the constitution. 118 lawmakers voted for the amendments, 8 voted against and 3 abstained.

The amendments give His Majesty the King sole authority to appoint the chairman of the army’s Joint Chiefs-of-Staff and the General Intelligence Department director.

They also expand the jurisdiction of the Independent Elections Commission (IEC) to administer municipal polls and any other elections assigned by the government.


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