LBERIA: Legislature Extends Session By One Month

The 3rd Regular Session of the 53rd Legislature of Liberia has been extended for an additional one month beginning on Wednesday, November 12.

According to a Foreign Ministry press release, the session will end on Friday, December 12.

The one-month extension of the legislative session was made through a Proclamation by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday, November 11.

According to the release, the Presidential Proclamation was issued upon receipt on Tuesday by the President of a certificate signed by more than one-fourth (the Constitutional minimum) of the total membership of each House of the National Legislature in line with Article 32 (b) of the Liberian Constitution.

Article 32 (b) of the Liberian Constitution requires that “when the extension or call is at the request of the Legislature (as is the case in this situation), the Proclamation shall be issued not later than forty-eight hours after receipt of the certificate by the President."

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