Parliament excluded from constituency changes

By Sapeer Mayron 27 September 2020, 10:00PM

The newly amended Electoral Act 2019 has removed Parliament’s role from the redrawing of electoral boundaries, by also changing the Electoral Constituencies Act 2019, a senior lawyer says.

Lawyer Fuimaono Sarona Ponifasio said despite not consulting widely on the change, a new amendment to the Act debated in Parliament and passed into law on Tuesday, gives Cabinet the power to change electoral constituencies.

By Sapeer Mayron 27 September 2020, 10:00PM

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