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T&T Opposition calls on citizens to rise up to protect country’s democracy

Published:Saturday | August 9, 2014 | 12:28 PM

Trinidad and Tobago’s Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley has called on citizens in the twin-island republic to rise up and help to protect the country’s democracy.

The call comes after the government signalled its intention to begin debating on Monday proposed amendments to the country’s Constitution.

The proposed amendments would allow for significant changes in the way future governments are elected, impose a two-term limit for a prime minister and make provisions for the recall of legislators.

However, in a television address yesterday, Dr Rowley said that the proposed Constitutional Amendment Bill was a recipe for disaster.

The leader of the main opposition People’s National Movement said the bill was also designed o keep a government in power, even if it lost the general election.

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