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Seventh Parliament to be dissolved later today

The Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic will be dissolved later today after completing its four-year constitutional term.

The term of office of the Members of Seventh Parliament will expire at midnight, followed by the opening of the current Parliament.

A new speaker and two deputies may now be chosen by the new Assembly.

Meanwhile, Members of Parliament (MPs) are seeking an upward change of their allowances for the four years they have served in the Assembly.

According to the Participants, the demand is in line with the idea of maintaining the time value of the currency.

The joint caucus meeting, conducted behind closed doors, ended in deadlock after the members of Parliament opposed the suggestion of Prof. Ntiamoah Badu, President of the Emoluments Committee.

The Constitution states that the President shall accept the pardons of the Assembly, while the Representatives shall approve the pardons of the Executive.

About the 8th Parliament

Both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the rival National Democratic Congress (NDC) with similar seats in the House have so far failed to gain a simple majority in Parliament after the elections of 7 December.

However, the Minister of Legislative Affairs and Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, dispelled notions of a hung parliament.

According to him, as some Ghanaians have suggested, there is no hung parliament.

“There is no hung parliament in Ghana under the Parliament Structure System. There is still a Majority Party and a Minority Caucus,” said the Majority Leader of Parliament.

Source: citinewsroom

 

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