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‘Run-off bill a Section 34 on steroids’

FIXIN T&T’s Kirk Waithe yesterday afternoon led a small placard protest outside Parliament, Port of Spain yesterday over the Constitution Amendment Bill which is scheduled to be debated today.
In a brief interview with the Express Waithe expressed fears over the bill citing that, “if this run-off legislation was the law in May 2010 the People’s National Movement (PNM) with having won 12 seats could quite possibly still hold on to power today.”

He added this, “attempted run-off bill is a Section 34 on steroids.”
Fellow activist, Antonio Lopez also had his own ideas about the proposed law stating, “I’ve been doing my own research on the run-off and I don’t think it’s right for the country at this time. They should make real changes and not cosmetic changes to cover up their true plans.”

He said that he had done research on other countries that had enacted similar laws stating, “even the clause with the right to recall there is no mention of a Member of Parliament ever being called and it is just a waste of time and taxpayers’ money.”
He described himself as an, “on the fence voter.”

—GG
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