Deadline set for decision on confidence vote

The parliamentary opposition will by next Tuesday decide on whether to move a no-confidence motion against the Donald Ramotar administration, APNU executive Dr Rupert Roopnaraine said yesterday.

After a meeting between APNU and the AFC yesterday, Roopnaraine told Stabroek News that a potential no-confidence motion was too serious of a matter for only one party to proceed with. “I believe that the Parliament has to show that its processes have been abused… Parliament needs to have a sharp response to this abuse,” he said.

Roopnaraine, speaking about the decision by Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh to table a financial paper to cover $4.5 billion that was spent by the administration in defiance of opposition-led cuts to the national budget, noted that such exploitation needed to be addressed firmly.

He said that the meeting between the two parties ended with them agreeing to come to a definitive position by Tuesday, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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