President Weah Extends Third Regular Session of 54th Legislature

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President Weah at 3rd annual message to National Legislature , Liberia
President Weah at 3rd annual message to National Legislature , Liberia

President George Weah, has issued a Proclamation for the 54th Legislature to extend its Third Regular Session for a period of one (1) working week, beginning October 1, 2020 to October 9, 2020.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, the proclamation is in concurrence with article 32(b) of the constitution of the Republic of Liberia which provides that the president shall, on his own initiative or upon receipt of a certificate signed by at least one fourth of the total membership of each house, and by proclamation, extend a regular session of the legislature beyond the date for adjournment or call a special or extraordinary session of that body to discuss or act upon matters of national emergency and concern.

In accordance with Article 32 (b) of the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia, a Certificate of Extension was signed on August 31, 2020 by at least one fourth of the total membership of each House, and by proclamation, to extend the Third Regular Session of the 54th Legislature from September 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020, to discuss or act upon matters of national emergency and concern.

Article 32 (b) of the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia further requires that when the extension or call is at the request of the Legislature, the proclamation shall be issued not later than forty-eight hours after receipt of the Certificate by the President.

 In accordance with the aforementioned Article 32 (b) of the Constitution of this Republic, a Certificate signed by at least one-fourth of the total membership of each House was laid before the President on September 29, 2020 for the extension of the Third Regular Session of the 54th Legislature for a period of one (1) working week; beginning October 1, 2020 to October 9, 2020, to allow the Legislature the opportunity to discuss and act upon matters of national concern.

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