As questions continue about whether President Donald Ramotar erred in not
dissolving Parliament when he set May 11 for national elections, Government on Wednesday assured that an announcement could be coming within a few days.
Government’s spokesman, Dr. Roger Luncheon, confirming that the issue has indeed come to the attention of the administration, said that the Constitution caters for dissolution, with a “drop dead date” to be three months before elections.
This means that Government has until February 9 to do so.
Luncheon disagreed with the interpretation that Parliament can be dissolved at any time.
“That is not exactly what the constitution says… It might, of course, be what is meant but it isn’t exactly what the Constitution says.”
There have been accusations that Government was deliberately holding out on dissolving Parliament so that it could sign off on a number of pending deals. However, Government officials have insisted that the President was acting within the law.
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