Ex-EC official moots constitutional amendment to avoid 'costly' by-elections
Published:  Sep 18, 2023 9:50 AM
Updated: 1:59 AM

A former Election Commission (EC) official has suggested that the government consider amending the Federal Constitution so by-elections do not have to be carried out to fill a seat vacancy caused by the incumbent's unexpected demise.

Ex-EC deputy chairperson Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said an amendment to Article 54 should be made to provide a special allocation to the party that won the seat in the election, so it can serve the constituency until the end of the term.

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