Legal: reducing the number of members of provincial councils does not need a constitutional amendment
08:51 - 21/07/2019
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The legal expert Ali al-Tamimi said on Sunday that reducing the number of members of the provincial councils during the 2020 elections does not need a constitutional amendment, stressing that parliament can amend Article 21 of 2008 only to reduce the number of members by half.
"The Constitution did not specify a specific number of members of the provincial councils, but Article 45 of Law 21 of 2008, provided for the percentages in the selection of members of the provincial councils," Tamimi said in a statement.
Al-Tamimi added that "the proposed amendment by the parliament stipulates that every 100 thousand people shall be a member of the provincial council, provided that the basic number of members is 10 and more than one million inhabitants. The provincial council shall not exceed 15 members. "
He explained that "reducing the number of members of provincial councils does not need a constitutional amendment, but to amend the law mentioned No. (21), but the subject will face many obstacles by some political parties, but is expected to pass within the parliament in addition to some amendments to the law of provincial councils, . Ending / 25 n