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President extends Sixth Session of the National Legislature

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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued a proclamation extending the Sixth Session of the National Legislature for a period of four months beginning today, September 1 to December 31, 2017.

The Sixth Regular Session of the 53rd National Legislature of the Republic of Liberia is expected to expire on Thursday, August 31, 2017.

Article 32(b) of the Constitution of Liberia provides that the President shall, on the President’s own initiative or upon receipt of a certificate signed by at least one-fourth of the total membership of each House, and by proclamation, extend a regular session of the Legislature beyond the date of adjournment or call a special or extraordinary session of that body to discuss or act upon matters of national emergency or concern.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, Article 32 (b) further requires that when the extension or call is at the request of the Legislature, the proclamation shall be issued in not less the forty-eight hours ,after receipt of the certificate by the President.

put before the President on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 for the extension of the Sixth Regular Session of the 53rd Legislature, for a period of four months beginning September 1, 2017 to allow the Legislature the opportunity to discuss and act upon matters of national significance.

 


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