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National Assembly approves package of electoral reforms

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  • Wed, 04/19/2017 - 09:46
According to official information, the original proposal included 27 recommendations, of which 19 were received by the deputies
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PANAMA CITY .- The National Assembly approved last night in the third and last reading a list of reforms to the Electoral Code debated long in the middle of the controversy, especially by topics such as the ceilings on private financing of campaigns and propaganda

The chairman of the AN in Government, Justice and Constitutional Affairs Commission, Quibian Panay, said that the bill passed on Tuesday includes "amendments to the original document based on consensus," an official statement said.

Draft Law 292 amending the Election Code was presented to the National Assembly (AN-Parliament) in January 2016 by the Electoral Tribunal (TE) and the so-called National Commission for Electoral Reforms (CNRE), composed of TE, Political parties and representatives of civil society.

According to official information, the original proposal included 27 recommendations, of which 19 were received by the deputies.

Bill 292 approved by the Panamanian National Assembly must be endorsed by the Executive and published in the official gazette.

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