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Government on Wednesday night suffered a major defeat in the Senate on a motion that would have amended the Constitution of Barbados.
It was an unusual occurrence, as the Mia Mottley-led administration has a majority and no constitutional amendment has been known to be defeated post-Independence.
Eight of the 17 senators present voted against the amendment, leaving Government with nine votes, short of the two-thirds majority needed for the bill to be passed. Three senators were absent.
The matter surrounding the Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2018 drew to a head when Independent Senator Kevin Boyce opposed it. (SDB Media)
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