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Wed 24 Apr 2013

Jersey votes on future of island's parliament

  • By Yafit Lazar and 1 other
  • Last update: 2 years ago
  • Jersey

Jersey may vote on future of its parliament

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The people of Jersey are voting on the future of the island's parliament.

Discussions on reforms of the parliament have been going on for over a year, with the electoral commission spending most of last year examining possible changes. The proposals were presented at the States of Jersey, the island's parliament, in January 2012.

Proposed changes include a reduction to 42 States members from the current 50, a change to six super constituencies, four-year terms and the possible removal of senators and constables from the assembly.

The text of the referendum was also discussed during these sessions.

www.bbc.co.uk - Jersey referendum on future of States due in April on 1970-01-01

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