Mozambique – Ad hoc committee on constitutional reform established

The Mozambique parliament has approved the creation of an ad hoc constitutional committee. The decision was taken on 22 December.

The aim of the committee is not to write a new constitution but to consider amendments to the existing document, though the ruling Frelimo party has not indicated which aspects on the constitution need amending. The opposition fear that presidential term limits will be abolished. Allafrica reports that the constitutional committee will have 21 members.

In the meantime, Canal Mozambique is reporting that a period of public consultation on constitutional reform has begun. It will last until 16 March and will take place in the major towns.

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