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Opposition Leader Suspended from Parliament

by | May 7, 2015

Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Rowley

Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Rowley

Opposition Leader, Dr. Keith Rowley has been suspended from the Parliament.
He was suspended at 9:15 last evening and this means that he will not be allowed to return to the House for the remainder of the session.

Parliament will automatically dissolve by June 17.

Twenty-four Government members voted for Dr. Rowley to be ejected from Parliament. Only the Chaguanas West MP, who is also the leader of the Independent Liberal Party (ILP), voted against the motion.
Leader of Government Business Dr Roodal Moonilal had moved a motion of censure against Rowley, which stated he produced false information to the House when he brought some 31 e-mails to Parliament two years ago.

The Opposition Leader was again absent yesterday, so the motion was debated with contributions from Jack Warner and Government Ministers Suruj Rambachan, Errol McLeod, Prakash Ramadhar, Rodger Samuel, Tim Gopeesingh and Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

In an interview this morning Public relations Officer for the People’s National Movement, Farris Al Rawi revealed that the PNM would decide on their next move at a General Council meeting this afternoon.

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He expressed disgust at what took place in the Parliament yesterday.
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Public relations Officer for the People’s National Movement, Farris Al Rawi.

Writer- Avril St. Hill Babb

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