Partnership’s minority vote
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 MSJ; another one of its coalition partners, the TOP, was decimated in the THA election; it lost the Chaguanas West by-election, yet another one of its coalition partners; the COP, was routed in the local government elections, and it lost the St Joseph by-election.
It should therefore be obvious to the current Government, as it is to the most casual political observer, that it can no longer claim to have the majority vote amongst the country’s voting population.
Assuming the PP Government truly subscribes to the principle of the majority vote, it should recognise that 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.