Parliament - general articles and reports
|Title:|| ||How powerless are Myanmar's military legislators?
|Date of publication:|| ||05 June 2016|
|Description/subject:|| ||"...Notwithstanding the recent consolidation of the military bloc, a series of bold moves by the NLD under its leader, State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, have highlighted a reality often overlooked. Despite their automatic seat allocation, military representatives cannot block ordinary legislation. While the military contingent holds a constitutional veto by virtue of the 75% "supermajority" required for any charter amendments, it does not hold a blanket legislative veto. All other bills only require a simple majority vote. In effect, with the majority gained from its resounding victory in the 2015 polls, the NLD can ram through legislation, as long as the new laws do not alter constitutional rule. Likewise, proposals drafted by military members of parliament can only be adopted with the NLD's approval..."|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Nikkei Asian Review|
|Alternate URLs:|| ||http://www.burmanet.org/news/2016/06/06/nikkei-asian-review-how-powerless-are-myanmars-military-leg...|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||07 June 2016|