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Charter amendment not constitutional

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The Constitution Court on Wednesday ruled that the charter amendment seeking to alter the composition of the Senate violates the constitution. 

The decision was announced in a brief judgement from the bench, televised live.

Judges voted five to four that the amendment to make the Senate a fully elected chamber violates Section 68 of the constitution, which prohibits attempts to overthrow the monarchy and unconstitutional efforts to seize power.

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