31 Aug 2011

Vanuatu speaker of parliament again avoids motion to remove him

10:45 am on 31 August 2011

The speaker of Vanuatu's parliament, Maxime Carlot Korman, has again escaped a government motion to remove him as speaker.

Mr Carlot Korman ruled yesterday the motion against him was invalid because there has to be one motion, and he has so far received three motions to remove him.

The first motion was deposited during the 5th extra-ordinary session by the leader of government business, Willie Lop.

Mr Carlot Korman told parliament that during the 6th extra-ordinary session Mr Lop and a fellow MP again deposited another motion against him.

He also said on 20th of this month, his office again received another motion against him.

Mr Carlot Korman said as far he is concerned there should be only one motion.

He then asked the government to redraft a new motion and then adjourned the session until the 8th of September.

He said the supplementary budget of the government and the motion against him can be debated then.