The National Legislative Assembly on Thursday continued working on the draft law governing the election of members of parliament, during which many lawmakers voiced their support for a delay of 90 days in its effective date.
On Thursday, the NLA spent hours deliberating the draft MPs election law. The deliberations focused on the postponement of enforcement of the law by 90 days.
While the majority of the lawmakers agreed with the 90-day retardation, some members of the NLA proposed that the effective date should be pushed back by 120 days.
Meanwhile, members of the MPs law drafting committee insisted that the debated law should be enacted as soon as it is published in the Royal Gazette, as they believe the proposed delay will not be helpful to the reform transition.
The NLA also considered the part that allows political parties to organize entertainment activities during their election campaigns, raising concerns among the lawmakers that entertainment activities will only highlight the inequality among large and small parties.