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Attorney says the President can only be guided by the Consitution with regard to Assension of Bills

Attorney says the President can only be guided by the Consitution with regard to Assension of Bills

It is unusual for the President of Trinidad and Tobago to sit on a piece of legislation for 18 days before making a decision.

This is according to Attorney Justin Phelps.

He said however that there may be circumstances that could impede the process.

He was speaking on the Power Breakfast Show on Power 102.1fm this morning.

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He was referring to the time period that elapsed between the time that of receipt of the Strategic Amendment Bill and the time of assent by President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Anthony Carmona.

He said that under the Constitution the President could assent to a Bill that came to him or under that section of the Constitution withhold his assent.

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He disclosed that there was a reason why the President was given a Constitutional Act of assenting to the Bill.

He revealed that the reason was to show citizens that the law that was passed had the Authority of the armed forces.

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Attorney Justin Phelps.

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