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Lawmakers push for banning those covered by Amnesty Law from elections

Alexander Watut

Lawmaker with State of Law Coalition Alexander Watout said on Monday more than 80 lawmakers have signed a petition demanding banning those have been covered by General Amnesty Law from running in the coming election.

He said the number of lawmakers signing this petition is on the rise.

But the lawmaker cited 'differences' hindering further procedures to vote on the motion.

Watout also commended a bill in the parliament aimed to call corrupt officials to account.