The Aftermath of the Vote of No Confidence and Preparing for Elections

The law is reason, free from passion … Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all…

He who trusts any man with supreme power gives it to a wild beast, for such his appetite sometimes makes him: passion influences those in power, even the best of men, but law is reason without desire …     Aristotle

Last Thursday, the National Assembly met to discuss, among others, the consequences of the successful passage of the vote of no confidence in the Government. The Government had requested the Speaker to review his ruling that the votes of 33 members of the 65-seat Assembly constituted a majority of members, contending that the figure should be 34 instead. With the benefit of more time to reflect on the matter, the Speaker reaffirmed his earlier ruling…..

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