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Wed 24 Apr 2013

Jersey votes on future of island's parliament

  • By Yafit Lazar and 1 other
  • Last Update: 3 years ago
  • Jersey

Jersey may vote on future of its parliament


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. - Jersey referendum on future of States due in April on 1970-01-01

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