The military-backed USDP wants just one change to the charter, and it has nothing to do with curbing the special privileges it grants the armed forces.
Tatmadaw appointees and USDP lawmakers have opposed the proposed committee structure which suggests representation according to Parliament proportion.
Ruling party proposed forming a committee so that no side would lose face, NLD lawmaker says.
The Irrawaddy breaks down the constitutional reform committee's path to approval in graphics and numbers.
Of the 30 lawmakers who joined Tuesday's debate on whether to form the committee, only five — all from the military-backed USDP — objected.
Tense scenes inside Parliament as military lawmakers challenge Speaker over legality of move
The ruling party and its main opponent in the March 31 poll will contest all six open seats on the Yangon City Development Committee's executive board and 32 of 33 townships.
A spokesman for the military-backed opposition party said plans to place the GAD under the control of the civilian government could jeopardize its operation.
Conflicting values of nationalism and liberal democracy in Myanmar creates hindrances for political reform and the implementation of democracy.
Opposition party, finance company accused of arranging loans for constituents ahead of vote
By Saturday evening, ruling party was facing defeat to USDP and ethnic parties in five races; full results due Sunday
Portraits of party chairman and local candidate for Nov. 3 by-election defaced in Myingyan Township
During the USDP’s by-election campaign in Chin State, the party chairman has said the NLD uses the 2008 Constitution as an excuse for their shortcomings.
"The government must decisively repel international pressures against anyone, not only the Tatmadaw," a spokesman said. "But the government has not yet done enough in that regard."
Police say head of party’s Shwebo district chapter used hate speech in attack on government