Parity law: PR says he is following debate in Parliament but will only comment after its approval

Assomada, Oct 31 (Inforpress) – President Jorge Carlos Fonseca said he is following the debate in Parliament on the Parity Law, but has assured that he will only comment after it is approved.

“I cannot pronounce on a law that has not yet been passed and is under debate [in Parliament], its concrete format is not established, and above all because if a law is passed it must come to the President of the Republic for its promulgation,” said Jorge Carlos Fonseca.

The head of state, who began an official two-day visit to the municipality of Santa Catarina in the countryside of Santiago on Wednesday answered a question from journalists about the 11-article Parity Law proposal, which is under discussion in the Parliament.

The Parity Law will have to be approved by 2/3 of MPs, which means that the vote will have to be taken by a good number of parliamentarians, for example 48 votes.

Jorge Carlos Fonseca also informed that for the enactment of the referred law, the President will have to evaluate all aspects of the document approved, model that was adopted, if it is in conformity with the Constitution of the Republic, correctness of the law, its suitability to Cabo Verde, only from there, to pronounce.

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