Mar 02, 2018

Commission can't act if there is no 25% female members Featured

The election commission is unable to take any legal action if any party or independent group fails to appoint the mandatory 25 per cent of women as its elected members, says additional election commissioner M.M. Mohamed.

The election commission Act does not specify what action could be taken in such an eventuality, he says.

Mohamed also says the list of the members elected to local government bodies will be gazetted today (02).

The gazette will inform the parties and the independent groups that have won more than 50 per cent of the members of a particular LG body to nominate persons for the positions of mayor, deputy mayor, chairman and deputy chairman, he adds.