South Korea’s parliament is set to convene a plenary session Thursday to deal with a government-proposed constitutional revision, but opposition parties’ have threatened to boycott the session and scuttle the bill, which they claim lacks a consensus among lawmakers. … The proposal calls for changing the current five-year single-term presidency to a four-year presidency renewable once. Thursday is a deadline for parliament to vote on the bill. If the deadline is not met, it will be effectively nullified. The Constitution requires lawmakers to vote on a constitutional revision bill within 60 days of it put being on a public notice.
Changing the power structure in South Korea is the main point of the constitutional revision. There are calls to revise the current presidential system as too much power is concentrated in the hands of the president. The Constitution was last amended in 1987.
But the outlook for parliamentary passage is quite murky as opposition parties have threatened to boycott the session, calling on Moon to withdraw the motion.
They claimed that the government-sponsored motion was pushed for without adequate consultation with parliamen
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