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Atherley questions vote


Atherley questions vote
Leader of the Opposition Bishop Joseph Atherley. (GP)

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The Sitting of Parliament today was suspended for five minutes as the chamber decided whether a vote on the resolution to extend the state of emergency from April 26 to September 25 was valid.

This stems from a challenge by Leader of the Opposition Bishop Joseph Atherley, who asked for an interpretation of the legislation governing the matter.

“What was the required vote for the resolution to pass? Is it a simple majority of members present or a majority of the House?” Atherley asked.

The Parliament of Barbados was recalled from Easter recess to debate the resolution. (KG)