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constituent assembly

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconstituent assemblyconˌstituent asˈsembly noun [countable]  a group of elected representatives that have the power to write or change their country’s constitution
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constituent assemblyElections should then follow for a constituent assembly which would draft a constitution.Voters also heavily endorsed a clause on the ballot paper calling for the convening of a constituent assembly to reform the Constitution.The classical idea of a constituent assembly submitting a constitution to referendum was thus to be mediated through the Landtage.These included the dissolution of the present government and constituent assembly.Opposition parties repeated their call for the election of a national constituent assembly to draw up a new constitution.On April 30 Lekhanya announced proposals to set up a national constituent assembly to draw up a new constitution.Phase Two would begin with the election of the constituent assembly, replacing the existing tri-cameral parliament from which blacks were excluded.
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