No Confidence Vote: Gov’t decides on way forward, but withholds details

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The Government Thursday evening said it had decided on the way forward on the No Confidence motion after receiving recommendations from a special committee but declined to say what those decisions are.

“Cabinet discussed various options and took certain decisions on the way forward,” the Government said in a statement, adding that “Cabinet will provide subsequent updates as required.”

President David Granger had on Monday set up a Special Legal Sub-Committee on the matter after the stunning events of last Friday when a Government Parliamentarian – Charrandass Persaud – voted in favour of a No Confidence motion by the Opposition. The Motion was passed with a majority 33 votes in the 65-seat legislature.

On Thursday, the Chairman of the Sub-Committee, Attorney General Basil Williams SC, updated Cabinet on the matter and presented a number of recommendations, the Government stated.

“The Coalition Government assures its supporters and the public that it will pursue all available options and act in the best interest of all Guyanese.”

Just after the passage of the motion, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo accepted defeat and said the Government would respect the vote.

On Saturday, President Granger said the government would abide by the stipulations of the constitution on the vote, namely, that new elections be called in 90 days.

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