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President prorogues parliament

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President Donald Ramotar has prorogued, or suspended, the National Assembly.

The proclamation, seen by Capitol News, has been received by the Clerk of the National Assembly and the Speaker. The proclamation has also been gazetted. The Proclamation in the Gazette makes the Order of Proclamation legal and valid.

 The move to prorogue Parliament was issued by the government fearing the No-Confidence vote by the two opposition parties which holds the majority in the 65-seat legislature.

With prorogation, the Parliament will be in a state of “coma” for a maximum of six months, following which the President would then have to order the resumption of sittings of the National Assembly.

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