Even before the parliamentary staff had arrived with the mace, the government members took their benches together with the Prime Minister.
They were later joined by the Opposition comprising 21 members.
Upon the arrival of the Speaker Theo Zurenuoc and his staff, parliament resumed with prayers.
The Speaker then set the general rules for the session, cautioning MPs to behave and follow standing orders of the day.
He also made it clear that the only item of business for the day was the Motion for the Vote of No Confidence, and nothing else.