Question III, Political Law, 2018 Bar Exam

What and whose vote is required for the following acts: (2% each)

(a) the repeal of a tax exemption law;

(b) a declaration of the existence of a state of war;

(c) the amendment of a constitutional provision through a constituent assembly;

(d) the resolution of a tie in a presidential election; and

(e) the extension of the period for the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus?

Suggested Answer:

(a) Majority of all members of Congress

(b) 2/3 vote of all members of Congress, voting separately

(c) Majority of the votes cast in a plebiscite involving the electorate

(d) Majority vote of all members of Congress, voting separately

(e) Majority vote of all members of Congress, voting jointly
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