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Party welcomes amendment to State Proceedings Decree

Shayal Devi
Sunday, July 06, 2014

THE People's Democratic Party has welcomed the amendment of the State Proceedings Decree announced by the Attorney-General last week.

Party leader Felix Anthony said the step was very positive for the media industry.

"I believe the Prime Minister and his cabinet shouldn't be exempt from action if they make allegations that are incorrect and should not be exempted from any court proceedings," he said.

"This now puts us on a level playing field.

"However, when we are talking about a level playing field, there are other decrees that do not create a level playing field."

Mr Anthony said with the recent tour of the Northern Division, people have raised concerns about the voter booklet.

"The booklet that will be printed for voters regarding candidates will not have party names or symbols.

"The current balloting system has been a difficult one and people have not been comfortable with the current proposed balloting system.

"It poses a lot of challenges particularly for those people who are unable to read or write or the elderly so this decree now makes it more difficult for people to go out and vote and vote with a little bit of confidence," Mr Anthony said.


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