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By Adelaide Sirox Kari – EMTV News, Port Moresby

At the ring of the bell, parliament is expected to resume tomorrow at 2 pm. The resumption will see a shift of former Ministers and Government MP’s to the other side in what they hope is for a short time before the Vote of No Confidence.

So what is expected to take place when the Parliament Speaker Job Pomat enters the chambers? The normal proceedings will take place, with the Lord’s prayer, then the much talked about Vote of No Confidence Motion will be acknowledged by the speaker.

Following that,  the Constitution states that Motions of No Confidence section 145; Subsection b states that a  one week notice must be given so that the vote can take place the following Tuesday, on the 14th of May.

 

In the instance the Prime Minister is asked to resign and does so, Standing order section 7A “the election of the Prime Minister” will come into play.

Now that leaves the question of if the alternate government at Laguna and Crowne Hotel have agreed on who the alternate Prime Minister is, that decision will most likely come down to what party has the numbers or what party has the support of the minority parties. After the 2017 elections, the minority parties had the final say in the election of the Prime Minister and will play a key role in the election of a new Prime Minister.

 

 

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