Confidence vote process on hold

…as gov’t delays session on financial paper

Apparently sensing that it could trigger a no-confidence vote against it, the government is not proceeding with a controversial financial paper in Parliament on Thursday and the opposition will now adopt a wait-and-see attitude.

Originally, A Partner-ship for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) had set a deadline of today for deciding on whether to proceed with a no-confidence vote against what they say was the illegal spending of $4.55 billion by Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh. However, the Order Paper for Thursday’s sitting states that the paper is not on the agenda. This is unusual as once tabled, financial papers are usually deliberated on at the next sitting of the Assembly.

Both APNU and the AFC have described the expenditure as a line in the sand considering that they had expressly voted against these programmes during the consideration of this  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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