Govt should recall itself
Assuming the current People’s Partnership Government truly subscribes to the principle of the majority vote, it should recognise that since gaining office through the majority vote in May 2010, it lost one of its coalition partners, the Movement for Social Justice; another one of its coalition partners, the Tobago Organisation of the People, was decimated in the Tobago House of Assembly election; it lost the Chaguanas West by-election; yet another one of its coalition partners, the Congress of the People, was routed in the local government elections; and it lost the St Joseph by-election.
It should therefore be obvious to the current Government it can no longer claim to have the majority vote among the country’s voting population.
Assuming the current Government truly subscribes to the principle of the majority vote, it should recognise it is now a minority Government and, rather than looking to use its numerical majority within the Parliament to interfere with the country’s Constitution, it should instead be looking to do the logical thing, that is, to demit office and seek a fresh mandate, a new majority vote, from the country’s voting population.
It should recall itself.