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Article 72: Procedure at joint sittings

1. The President, after consultation with the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Chairman, may make rules as to the procedure with respect to the joint sittings of, and communications between, the two Houses.

2. At a joint sitting, the Speaker of the National Assembly or, in his absence, such person as may be determined by the rules made under clause (1), shall preside.

3. The rules made under clause (1) shall be laid before a joint sitting and may be added to, varied, amended or replaced at a joint sitting.

4. Subject to the Constitution, all decisions at a joint sitting shall be taken by the votes of the majority of the members present and voting.


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