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    Namibian Constitution Third Amendment Act 8 of 2014

    To amend the Namibian Constitution to provide for the Presidency; provide for run offs for presidential elections; create a Vice-President to be appointed by the President to deputise the President; provide for the appointment by the President of the Head of the Intelligence Service; provide that the national character must be considered in the appointment of the Vice-President; further regulate the hierarchy of succession; insert the Vice-President as a person who may assign functions to the Secretary to Cabinet; to provide that Parliamentary staff need not be part of the public service; and to provide for the creation of a Parliamentary Service Commission; increase the size of the National Assembly; provide for an increase in the number of Presidential appointees to the National Assembly; amend the quorum requirements of the National Assembly; increase the size of the National Council; insert an Article providing for the Secretary of the National Council; provide for the role of the Secretary during the election of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the National Council; further regulate the review powers of the National Council in relation to bills providing for the levying of taxes and appropriations; amend the quorum requirements of the National Council; provide for the Judiciary as a financial and administrative independent organ of the State; provide for a Deputy-Chief Justice; provide for Deputy Judges-President; provide for the Magistrates Commission and other lower courts’ commissions; provide for a tribunal to investigate the misconduct of judicial officers; change the composition of the Judicial Service Commission; provide for a tribunal to investigate the misconduct of the Prosecutor-General; provide for a tribunal to investigate the misconduct of the Ombudsman; change the title of the Director and Deputy Director of the Anti-Corruption Commission to Director-General and Deputy Director-General respectively; insert an Article on the Electoral Commission of Namibia; insert an Article creating the Boundaries Delimitation and Demarcation Commission to substitute for the Delimitation Commission; provide for Regional Governors and their powers and functions; clarify the advisory functions of the Public Service Commission; provide for the Head of the Intelligence Service as a member of the Security Commission; establish the Intelligence Service, provide for the Head of the Intelligence Service and outline his or her functions; introduce terminology referring to the Minister responsible for finance; provide for multiple Deputy-Governors of the Central Bank and amend the functions of the Central Bank; provide for the National Planning Commission within the Presidency; substitute Schedule 2; amend Schedule 4 to provide for the resolution of ties by lot; and to provide for incidental matters.

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