Ministry of the Interior: Review Committee Approves 4-Month Grace Period for Political Parties
A meeting of the Political Party Registration Review Committee convened by the Ministry of the Interior on December 11, 2019, approved a 4-month grace period for political parties that have not amended their charter or completed their registration process by the statutory deadline in accordance with Article 43, Paragraph 1 of the Political Party Act. Political parties that fail to meet the deadline will have their registration revoked.
According to the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry has repeatedly notified political parties to amend their charter and complete the registration process within two years of the Political Party Act being passed. Most political parties have still failed to amend their charter and organization. At the meeting of the Political Party Registration Review Committee held today, members of the committee concluded that a general assembly of party members of delegates to amend their charter and nominate people for registration as a legal entity with the courts takes time for parties to complete. The Committee therefore decided to give political parties a further 4-month grace period. Those that fail to update their registration by the new deadline will have their registration revoked in accordance with the law.
The Ministry of the Interior emphasized that any political parties that fail to meet the deadline will have their registration revoked in accordance with the resolution of the Review Committee. All political parties are therefore asked to not waste any more time.