Grenada

Government in trouble as no confidence vote gathers pace


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Rumours doing the rounds in Grenada are suggesting that Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has suspended parliament following a second motion of no confidence being lodged this year.

The embattled prime minister is facing a new no confidence motion from his former Foreign Minister, Karl Hood who says that he is planning to join the opposition New National Party (NNP). Other, unsubstantiated, reports suggest that the motion may have the support of up to nine or ten of the 15 members in the House of Representatives.

In a May 2012 no confidence vote the government survived with eight votes to five.

Whilst an election is not due until October 2013, the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) which won the 2008 election with 11 of the 15 seats in the House of Representatives, has seen its popularity plummet. A successful no confidence vote would trigger a general election.

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