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"East Timorís Constituent Assembly today set 9 March as the date for completion and final approval of the nationís first Constitution.
An Assembly working commission produced a revised constitutional debate schedule over the weekend after the full Assembly voted Friday to extend its deliberations. ... All 151-articles of the draft Constitution are expected to be approved by the end of January. The Portuguese-language document must then be translated into Tetum and distributed to various civil groups for review.  The final text is scheduled to be ready by 5 March, and a formal promulgation vote and ceremony is to be held on 9 March. " UNTAET Daily Briefing 21 January 2002
See also: BD: Constitutional Process

UNITED NATIONS TRANSITIONAL ADMINISTRATION IN EAST TIMOR

UNTAET Daily Briefing

Dili, 21 January 2002

EAST TIMOR CONSTITUTION TO BE APPROVED ON 9 MARCH

East Timorís Constituent Assembly today set 9 March as the date for completion and final approval of the nationís first Constitution.

An Assembly working commission produced a revised constitutional debate schedule over the weekend after the full Assembly voted Friday to extend its deliberations.

Seventy Assembly members voted Monday in favour of the new schedule, one opposed and three abstained.

All 151-articles of the draft Constitution are expected to be approved by the end of January. The Portuguese-language document must then be translated into Tetum and distributed to various civil groups for review.  The final text is scheduled to be ready by 5 March, and a formal promulgation vote and ceremony is to be held on 9 March.


See also:
BD: Constitutional Process / Konsulta iha Konstituisaun - A collection of recent media releases, reports, articles and news


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