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Section 5.8. The Head of State, on the instruction of the Presiding Officer, will sign and thus enact as law, all bills passed by Parliament.

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    Administrator #1  •  2020-08-20 17:43:47

    Section 5.8. Section 5.8. The Head of State, on the instruction of the Presiding Officer, will sign and thus enact as law, all bills passed by Parliament.

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Proposed Amendment to Section 5.8.

  • Roi Semo

    Veto power

    Section 5.8. The Head of State will sign and thus enact as law all bills passed by Parliament within 30 days of passage; but he or she may veto a bill during that time, by returning it to Parliament together with his or her objections.

    If Parliament affirms a vetoed bill by an absolute majority, or if the 30 days have passed without the bill being signed or veto, that bill will become law automatically.


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