Parliament agrees not to include President’s proposal
Increasing the number of members to 99 was not confirmed
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Parliament members did not vote to increase the number of members and the term of membership during the relevant amendments to the Constitution.
The second session of the amendment to the Constitution provides voting in the 150 contradictory statements with substantial provisions, of which 60 are remaining. The regular meeting of the Parliament continued on Friday, but the MPP postponed five issues namely, parliamentary voting periods, increasing the number of members to 99, the public ownership of the wealth, the stability of the judiciary’s accountability, and the determination of the electoral system during the voting.
Democratic Party (DP) caucus proposed additional provisions on not exceeding the Cabinet’s debt 60 percent of GDP but was not supported. They request for reconsideration and MPP did not accept it.
In July, President Battulga Khaltmaa suggested Parliament to increase the four-year parliamentary tenure to five due to economic cycle length. The president proposed a part stating that the prime minister can be a lawmaker, but other Cabinet ministers cannot serve as lawmakers at the same time.
While the Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) convened to consolidate its statements in 10 sets of delayed provisions, some of the issues were unsuccessful at settlement, and the council meeting was closed. At the parliamentary session, MPs agreed not to support the President’s proposal for a five-year parliamentary term and increasing the number of parliament members to 99. Also, they agreed with the provision on Prime Minister to appoint the Cabinet members. Parliament has the authority to include the president’s proposals wholly or partly, or not include them at all.