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August 20, 2015

Bill to establish constitutional commission in Rwanda gains momentum. On Wednesday, the lower of house of the Rwandan parliament passed a bill that, if approved by the upper house, will establish a special commission to advise lawmakers on amendments to the country's constitution. The proposed legislation is backed by a recent report presented to parliament, which claims citizens are in favor of amending the constitution to allow incumbent president Paul Kagame to run for a third consecutive term in office.
Nepal draft constitution continues to face heavy opposition. Unsatisfied with the federal borders proposed by the new charter, several lawmakers and smaller political factions imposed a two-day general strike in Nepal this week, which led to violent clashes between protesters and police. The country's tourism operators have condemned the strike, claiming that the protests will hurt an industry that is still recovering from the April earthquakes.
Experts speak out against Turkey president's constitutional goals. Following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's recent call for constitutional amendments to bring the document in line with the country's 'de facto' presidential system of government, legal experts have strongly criticized Erdogan's remarks. Noting that the constitution clearly establishes a parliamentary form of government, the experts claim that Erdogan's de facto assumption of additional powers represents a constitutional violation.

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