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Reps support Senate, reject power devolution, okay LG autonomy

Members of the House of Representatives, on Thursday, voted on new amendments proposed to the 1999 Constitution.

The House took largely the same position as the Senate, which voted on its own amendments on Wednesday.

But some of striking differences included an amendment to give 35 per cent of ministerial slots to women.

However, the Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Abdulrazak Namdas, told reporters that any amendment that failed in either of the chambers had failed automatically.

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