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June 11, 2015

Nepal political parties reach landmark constitution deal. Following the recent earthquakes and a decade of political unrest, Nepalese political parties reached an agreement on Monday regarding the nation's federal structure and other aspects of a new constitution. The Constituent Assembly has given the drafting committee 15 days to prepare a draft of the new constitution.
Rwandan parliament to consider lifting presidential term limits. The parliament of Rwanda is slated to debate lifting the constitutional two-term limit on the presidency, which would clear the way for current president Paul Kagame to run for a third consecutive term. The proposal has faced opposition from the United States and the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda.
Ruling party of Myanmar submits bill to amend constitution. Myanmar's ruling Union party submitted a constitutional amendment bill to Parliament on Wednesday that would lower the number of parliamentary votes required to amend the constitution and alter eligibility requirements for the presidency. The bill results from growing frustration within parliament over the lack of cooperation from the military MPs, who hold a quarter of the seats.
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