Monday, November 18, 2019

Guyana Cabinet Establishes Advisory Group After No Confidence Vote

The Guyana cabinet has examined all of the legal and constitutional aspects of a shock no confidence vote against the government and established a sub-committee to advise on the matter, local reports say.

Th Guyana Chronicle, quoting a statement issued on the establishment of the sub-committee, said the members will examine all the legal opinions available and report to the Guyana Cabinet on Thursday, December 27th with recommendations on the way forward.

The government collapsed  Friday night after Alliance for Change (AFC) MP, Charrandas Persaud, joined with the opposition in voting against the coalition administration.

AFC forms a major part of the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) Government which held a one-seat majority in the National Assembly.

President  David Granger assured the nation on Saturday that his administration will abide by the Constitution.

The constitution stipulates that General Elections must be held within 90 days of a successful no-confidence motion.

According to the Chronicle,  Article 106 (7) of the Constitution of Guyana states, “Notwithstanding its defeat, the government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the elections.”




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