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All members of govt vote on proposal to amend Elections Law: Al-Zalzalah

KUWAIT CITY, June 27: “Logically, the government will not reject the law prohibiting any citizen proven guilty of offending God, the Prophets (Peace be Upon Them) and HH the Amir from contesting the elections,” says MP Yusuf Al-Zalzalah.

While affirming that all members of the government headed by HH the Prime Minister voted on the proposal to amend the National Assembly Elections Law, Al-Zalzalah disclosed the constitutional experts led by Dr Abdel Fattah Hassan and advisers of the Legislative and Legal Committee have confirmed the constitutionality of the law. He asserted the Constitutional Court will fortify the law in case an appeal is submitted.

He added some groups have voiced objection to the law even if its direct impact on legislative channels is known. In another development, MP Abdullah Mayouf pointed out the draft law on the judiciary is vital but there is no need to expedite its ratification just to please anyone who wants to set a personal achievement record like the justice minister. “We don’t want to rush passage of the draft law to avoid constitutional and legal mistakes, especially since the government and Supreme Judicial Council have different views on some articles. We want to prevent ministers from using laws to interfere in the affairs of the judiciary. The autonomy of the judiciary is a public and parliamentary demand considering it is the foundation of justice,” he asserted.

On another issue, MP Talal Al-Jalal has stressed the need to address the traffic problem in Mubarak Al-Kabeer which experiences traffic jams day after day. He proposed transforming areas where traffic signal posts are located into roundabouts, as well as extend bridges and roads to accommodate the growing population in the governorate. He underscored the need to approve these recommendations in order to solve the problem and stop traffic congestions particularly during school days.

By Abubakar A. Ibrahim Arab Times Staff

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