AG asks court to settle legality of confidence vote

Attorney General Basil Williams has approached the High Court to settle the legality of the vote on the no-confidence motion that was passed against government, while saying that it needed the support of an “absolute majority” of 34 members to be valid.

Williams has applied to the court for orders to stay the enforcement of the motion and enable President David Granger and all his ministers to remain in office, while contending that the ruling by House Speaker Dr Barton Scotland that it was carried by a vote of 33 to 32 was unlawful.

In addition to an order to stay the enforcement of the motion, Williams has asked the court for a conservatory order to preserve the status quo ante that the President and all Ministers of the Government remain in office until the hearing and determination of questions surrounding the legality of the December 21st vote…..

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