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Debate goes on despite protests

by | Aug 11, 2014

 

Protesters at the International Waterfront

Protesters at the International Waterfront

The government says it is prepared to stand the consequences of its decision to push for constitutional reform.

Prime Minister, Kamla Persad Bissessar, highlighted the position during the start of debate on the controversial Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2014.

Speaking in the House of Representatives today, the Prime Minister defended the move.

She added it is intended to give citizens a greater say in the country’s democracy and deliver on promises made and stated in its manifesto.

Mrs Persad Bissessar said the people will have the final say when the polls are call on this critical matter of importance.

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She also dismissed claims that the coalition administration should hold general elections now.

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Meanwhile, some protesters who gathered outside the parliament today voiced their concern about the run-off proposal contained in the bill.

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