Constitutional amendment needs public opinion

The drafting of amendments to the 1992 Constitution must draw in opinions contributed by managers and scientists as well as people from all walks of life.

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung made the requirement at the first meeting of the Editorial Board on drafting amendments to the 1992 Constitution that convened in Hanoi on September 7.

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung speaks at the event (Photo: Vietnam News Agency)

The drafting, which involves a big volume of work and strict requirements, demands a high sense of responsibility and scientific working methods of the board and concerned units, Hung noted.

The amendment stick to and inherit the Platform on national construction in the transition to socialism and other documents of the 11th Party Congress and the results of the 20-year renewal process, he said.

The NA Chairman also proposed that the amendment should be based on the review of the implementation of the 1946 Constitution and constitutions through periods, while keeping abreast of the national situation in the new revolutionary stage in the spirit of the goal “a strong nation with wealthy people and an equitable, democratic and civilized society.”

According to Dr. Phan Trung Ly, member of the committee on drafting amendments to the 1992 Constitution, Head of the Editorial Board, a report on the implementation of the 1992 Constitution and contents that need to be revised will be submitted to the Party Central Committee in April 2012 and the first draft is expected to be submitted to the National Assembly for discussion in October 2012.

The draft constitutional amendments will be made public for comments in early 2013 before being submitted to the National Assembly for approval in the year’s October or November.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

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