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Term Limit For PMs Bill Introduced in Parliament

In the National Assembly on Wednesday the government introduced the bill to set a Term Limit for Prime Ministers, but only for a first reading.Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris moved the legislation, which the tri-party Team Unity construct had pledged to pass as a matter of priority once in office.“I rise on this occasion to have read for the first time a bill entitled Constitution of St. Christopher and Nevis tenure of office of Prime Minister.

The Bill will limit the term of office for prime ministers to two terms.The House was then adjourned until an unspecified date.The Opposition, which was absent for the session, is expressing annoyance at the fact that the majority of the time in parliament is spent on Statements by ministers and not the debating of legislation.

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