Sunday, June 27, 2010

Motion of no-confidence adopted; government falls

LISTON-- An opposition-backed motion of no-confidence won approval in the National Assembly today, coming on the heels of the near-passage of an abortion liberalization bill which prompted a rebellion of of the ruling Free Democrats' backbenchers.

In an attempt to save some face and prevent L-209's final passage by the National Assembly, the Government moved up the vote on the no-confidence motion to Sunday, a week before a final reading of L-209 was scheduled.  The motion was approved by a unanimous voice vote, and send the country into a 30-day nationwide campaign which will culminate in an election on 27 July.

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