Civic Democrats want Lower House to be able to vote on dissolving itself in times of govn't crisis

21-04-2005

The opposition Civic Democrats have proposed that the Lower House of Parliament should have the option of voting to dissolve itself in times of government crisis. The Civic Democrats have said they will soon present a constitutional amendment in the Senate to this effect. In their view, a vote on dissolving the Chamber would first be preceded by the resignation of the government and a presidential proposal. A majority of deputies would have to vote in favour of the measure for it to pass.

The Civic Democrats' proposal comes after the government resolved months of political haggling and crisis. In the Civic Democrats' view dissolving the Lower House would bring a swifter resolution to such crises, allowing the president to swiftly call new elections.