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Parliament passes amendment to speaker vote regulation

Parliament speaker Abdulla Maseeh pictured during a session. PHOTO/MAJLIS

The parliament on Monday passed the amendment to parliament regulations that a motion of no confidence may only be submitted against the speaker and deputy speaker with a minimum of 42 signatures.

The amendment, effective immediately, comes amidst the motions of no confidence currently submitted against Speaker Abdulla Maseeh and Deputy Speaker Moosa Manik by lawmakers of the opposition coalition. While the third no confidence motion was submitted against the speaker on Sunday, the debate on the no confidence motion against the deputy speaker was scheduled to be held this Tuesday.

However, with the passing of this amendment, both motions have been automatically thrown out of the parliament.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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