Minister: New Parliament likely to complete constitutional changes process

Minister: New Parliament likely to complete constitutional changes process

Minister: New Parliament likely to complete constitutional changes process Izvor: Beta/Saša Đorđević

Serbian Justice Minister Nela Kuburovic said the new composition of the Parliament is likely to have a chance to complete the constitutional changes process in the part referring to judiciary.

Speaking for the Kurir daily, Kuburovic said this was the first opportunity to amend the Constitution without passing a new one, which would be a much longer and more complex job.

She also explained that the parliamentary Committee for Constitutional Issues and Legislation adopted the proposal of changes to the Constitution in June this year, which the Government previously sent to the Parliament in November last year. That marked the start of the constitutional changes process, which is solely a competency of the Parliament.

“That means that two-thirds of the Parliament members must first vote if they want the Constitution change at all in the part referring to judiciary, then the Parliament is to carry out public discussion on the amendment text, and only then, when the Committee for Constitutional Issues drafts final text of amendments, the MPs will declare on it again,” said Kuburovic, explaining the procedure.

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