An immediate action by an alternative government will be to put in place austerity measures to cut government spending.
Opposition Leader, Don Polye, was on FM 100’s talkback show today following yesterday’s Supreme Court order to recall parliament.
He said if the vote of no confidence is successful; a supplementary budget will be an immediate action taken by the alternative government.
“That’s number one, number two, we will work to strengthen the rule of law and justice,” he said.
These are part of a list of immediate to long-term plans that he has in place as part of an alternative government.
But all these depend of course on a successful vote of no confidence.
Yesterday, a three-man Supreme Court bench ordered the speaker to recall parliament saying the adjournment was unconstitutional and set a bad precedent.
Hours after the ruling, the speaker recalled parliament for this Friday, which Polye clarified.
“So this Friday, the speaker will introduce the motion of vote of no confidence and then as per standing orders of parliament, parliament will adjourn for 7 days,” Polye said.
That means the actual vote will occur on July 22 if all goes according to plan, which Polye says is a guarantee.
“Regardless of what the government or the opposition wants, the supreme court order is specific that the vote of no confidence must be conducted,” he said.
As the outcome will come down to numbers, the opposition has now until then to lobby enough support to achieve their objective.
“We need 56 to change the Prime Minister,” he says.