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Union Government to be formed on Tuesday: Dr. Aye Maung


Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Dr. Aye Maung, a lawmaker with the Rakhine Nationalities Development Party, says that the Union government will be formed on Tuesday, February 8.

‘The government will be formed on Tuesday, and the leaders of the government departments will be announced’, Aye Maung told Mizzima.

So far, the state-run media has issued no specific announcements about the formation of the new government.

In accordance with the Constitution, the Union government will comprise the president, vice president, various department ministers and the attorney general.

Aye Maung said: “The list of government organisations, the name of the attorney general, the name of the chief justice will be declared and civil services organisations relating to the Union, the constitutional courts and the new Union Election Commission will be formed’.

Section 232 (b) of the Constitution says: ‘The President will appoint the Union Ministers who possess the necessary qualifications’, but Section 232 (b) (ii) states that if the president desires to appoint the ministries of defence, home affairs and border affairs, he must obtain a list of suitable defence services personnel nominated from the commander in chief.

The total number of ministries that will be formed is still unknown. Members of the Union Solidarity and Development Party, the junta-backed party, will determine the candidates to be appointed to the various ministries.

In accordance with Section 63 and 64 of the Constitution, if the president or the vice presidents are parliamentary representatives or civil services personnel, they must resign from their seats in the parliament or their offices from the day of the presidential election. Moreover, if they are members of political parties, they cannot take part in party activities during their term of office.

Similarly, if the ministers are parliamentary representatives or civil services personnel, they must resign from their seats in the parliament or their offices. But in accordance with Section 232 (j) (ii) of the Constitution, military personnel who are appointed as ministers for the ministries of defence, home affairs and border affairs are not required to retire or resign from the military.

Min Myo Tint Lwin, a lawmaker in the All Mon Region Democracy Party from Kawkareik Township, Karen State, said that although he didn’t know when the government would be formed, he heard that some ministries would be formed.

‘I heard that four ministries will be formed soon. But, there are a total of 20 buildings for the ministries, as far as I know’, Min Myo Tin Lwin said.

In accordance with Section 201 of the Constitution, the National Defence and Security Council, led by the president, will be comprised of the president, the vice presidents, speakers of the People’s Parliament and Nationalities Parliament, the commander in chief of the Defence Services and the deputy commander in chief of the Defence Services.

 

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