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The Kiribati Independence Order 1979

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Maneaba ni Maungatabu

7.—(1) The persons who, immediately before Independence Day, are members of the House of Assembly shall on that day become members of the Maneaba ni Maungatabu and shall be deemed to have taken any necessary oath under the Constitution and shall hold their seats in the Maneaba in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.

(2) The person who immediately before Independence Day is the Speaker of the House of Assembly shall as from that day be the Speaker of the Maneaba ni Maungatabu as if he had been elected as such in pursuance of the Constitution and shall hold his office in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.

(3) The rules and orders of the House of Assembly as in force immediately before Independence Day shall, until it is otherwise provided in pursuance of section 67 of the Constitution, be the rules of procedure of the Maneaba ni Maungatabu but shall be construed with such modifications, adaptations, qualifications and exceptions as may be necessary to bring them into conformity with the Constitution.

(4) Notwithstanding anything in section 78 of the Constitution, the Maneaba ni Maungatabu shall, unless sooner dissolved, stand dissolved on 24th February 1982.

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