Theodore Zurenuoc

Speaker Zurenuoc raises legal issue as House adjourned

This he says, contravenes the doctrine of the separation of powers forcing the legislature to breach provisions of the Constitution, the Organic Law and the Parliamentary Standing Orders.

After saying the opening prayers, Parliament Speaker, Zurenuoc outlined the orders made by the court on July 12 for Parliament to be recalled and the Notice of a Motion of no-confidence is the only business of the day.

Newspaper article results in Speaker’s amicable decision

An ancillary order supports a previous order given by the court. In this case, the previous court order would be for Parliament to reconvene and have the motion of no-confidence introduced, debated and voted on.

As per the Standing Orders of Parliament proceedings, MPs should be given seven days to deliberate on a vote of no-confidence after it is introduced.