The National Assembly yesterday acquiesced to the partial veto made by the Executive branch to the Law on Armed Forces Staff. Among the reforms there are new rules to grant military promotions and assignation of aides-de-camp.
This week, the new law will be published in the Official Register and shall start running.
The main reforms include: the provision that only the promotions of generals could be granted through executive decrees signed by the President. In addition, the promotion of colonels, captains, lieutenant colonels, major and junior officers will be provided only through ministerial agreements.
Furthermore, it states that only the President of the Republic shall have access to aides-de-camp and he shall establish the functions of these officers and their permanence in office (which may not exceed two years). Previously, the aides-de-camp also protected the Vice President and the heads of the National Assembly and the judiciary.
Finally, it adds that the Military Head of the Presidential House shall serve only once and for the period the President designates.