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July 3, 2015

Nepal drafting committee finishes preliminary constitution. The drafting committee of Nepal has completed its first integrated draft constitution in over seven years, which includes provisions on the acquisition of citizenship, a mixed electoral system, and multi-party democracy.  As the document was tabled before the Constituent Assembly on Tuesday, it faced heavy criticism from fringe parties who believe it unfairly reflects the interests of the major parties. The Constituent Assembly will now collect public feedback, and plans to release a final draft by mid-July.
Greece bailout referendum raises questions of constitutionality. In light of Greece's current debt crisis, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has received parliamentary approval for a referendum to determine whether or not the country should accept the bailout terms put forward by its creditors. The referendum, which is scheduled to take place on July 5, has been criticized by expert Nikos Skoutaris, who says Article 44 of the Greek constitution prohibits referenda on fiscal matters.
Maldives Parliament changes presidential age limit in first constitutional amendment. With "overwhelming tripartisan support," the Maldivian Parliament has amended Article 109 (c) of the constitution, lowering the age limit for the offices of president and vice president from 35 to 30 years of age. The amendment clears the way for tourism minister Ahmed Adeeb to replace incumbent Vice President Dr. Mohamed Jameel Ahmed, whom several MPs have accused of disloyalty and incompetence.
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