Change to constitution

Change to constitution

Re: Proposed changes to the constitution
Thank you to all those who voted on the recent ballot for proposed changes to the constitution pertaining to the office of the President and Vice President. The vote was done electronically, with entries independently tabulated manually by Yang Kien Thai, Matt von Konrat and Mendkhuu Enkhbayar (who is working with Matt). Nearly 58% of IAB members participate in the vote, which is encouraging and also validates the vote. The outcomes of the vote are:

For vice president, the decision is overwhelming in favor of option two – i.e., a vice president being able to stand for re-election.

For president – the constitution states any change must have a two thirds vote majority. We do not need a run-off. 68.52% are in favor of option 2, i.e., a president can stand for re-election. The decision by the membership stands. The detail of the vote is tabulated below.

Consequently Article 10 of the constitution was changed accordingly by deleting “after an intermission of at least one election period” from the sentence: “The President and Vice-Presidents shall hold office for four years and are eligible for re-election after an intermission of at least one election period“. 

OptionsVotes of 162 votersof 280 IAB members
President op174.32%2.50%
President op211168.52%39.64%
President op34326.54%15.36%
Void10.62%0.36%
Total16257.86%
Vpresident op1138.02%4.64%
Vpresident op214891.36%52.86%
Void10.62%0.36%
Total16257.86%