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Mozambican MPs have begun discussing the new electoral law and law on decentralised governance which are to apply from the October 15 elections onwards, the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique announced today in a statement.
The legislative proposals have come to the deputies after the Mozambican government approved them a week ago, fulfilling an agreement with the opposition which foresees the election of the 11 provincial governors.
The next step will be the discussion by parliament and, in anticipation of the debate, deputies gathered on Monday in the outskirts of Maputo for a seminar “which aims to empower members of the special commissions around the legal framework for the general elections”, the document reads.
Following the seminar, MPs will hold public hearings in all provincial capitals from 20 to 26 February to hear comments on the new legal package.
The MPs involved are members of the commissions on Public Administration and Local Power and Constitutional Affairs, Human Rights and Legality.Source: Lusa