Gov’t files court action to set aside No-Confidence vote

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As expected, the Government Friday moved to the High Court seeking orders to set aside the No Confidence vote of December 21, 2018, on the grounds that the vote of Charrandass Persaud was invalid because he holds a Canadian passport.

Further, it is seeking an order from the court to “stay” the enforcement of the Parliamentary resolution, namely that elections be held in three months unless an extension is agreed to by the Opposition.

The court action was filed in the name of one Compton Herbert Reid; the respondents in the case are Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Barton Scotland, Charrandass Persaud (who is no longer a Parliamentarian after he was recalled by the governing Coalition) and Attorney General Basil Williams.

The Opposition PPP had written to the Chief Justice asking that the party be heard before any order is granted.

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