CHAPTER II.- PARLIAMENT
83. Duration of Houses of Parliament.-
(1) The Council of States
shall not be subject to dissolution, but as nearly as possible
one-third of the members thereof shall retire as soon as may be on the
expiration of every second year in accordance with the provisions made
in that behalf by Parliament by law.
(2) The House of the People, unless sooner dissolved, shall continue
for _71[five years] from the date appointed for its first meeting and
no longer and the expiration of the said period of _71[five years]
shall operate as a dissolution of the House:
Provided that the said period may, while a Proclamation of Emergency
is in operation, be extended by Parliament by law for a period not
exceeding one year at a time and not extending in any case beyond a
period of six months after the Proclamation has ceased to operate.