By Bryan Kramer
The controversial constitutional amendments of a 30 month grace period preventing any vote of no confidence against the Prime Minister expires today 04/02/15.
Peter O’Neill, introduced the proposed constitutional amendment bill to avoid a no confidence vote and to extend the life of his government by two-years-and-six months. (30 months). The previous term was only 18 months.
With the vote of no confidence now back in play it’s believed the lobbying to remove the Prime Minister has already began.
Section 145 of Constitution provides for a vote of confidence against the Prime Minister. One week notice is required signed by a number of members of the Parliament being not less than one-tenth of the total number of seats in the Parliament, has been given in accordance with the Standing Orders of the Parliament.
A motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister shall not be allowed unless it nominates the next Prime Minister;
It’s reported the minimum numbers required to give notice has been confirmed while lobbying continues to secure the majority 54 MP’s to force a change in the office of the Prime Minister.
Parliament resumes on 10 February 2015 it will be interesting to gauge whether the PM enjoys the overwhelming majority of MP’s as he has in the past.
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