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Proposed law to slow creation of new constituencies

22 May 2012, 13:50

The deadline for judgments to be delivered on pending cases related to the 80 new constituencies might be pushed forward by two months if a Bill is passed by Parliament.

The proposed law is the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 whose debate began on Thursday last week.

While the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Act set one month as the period for determination of such cases by the High Court, the Bill proposes to raise this to three months from the date the cases are filed by amending the Fifth Schedule of the Act.

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