ND begins internal discussion on revising Constitution
Main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday attended a presentation of nine proposals for a sweeping revision of Greece’s Constitution, made by the party’s coordinator for the issue Costas Tassoulas.
The draft proposals are to be discussed by the party’s Parliamentary Group and beyond to produce a final draft, which ND will then table in Parliament.
Among the proposed changes are to measures reducing the leeway for disbanding the Parliament early on various pretexts, including inability to elect a president, and extending Parliament’s term to five years. It also calls for greatly restricting the protection from prosecution offered MPs and ministers and abolition of article 86 on ministerial responsibility.
Among the proposals is the abolition of the state’s “monopoly” on higher education to allow private universities, simplifying the process for revising the Constitution and the abolition of “unnecessary and bureaucratic articles” in the Constitution.
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