The ruling means that the motion scheduled for the 18th of April will not take place on the date.
The Constitutional Court ruling on a matter brought by the UDM will delay the vote of no confidence scheduled for the 18th of April 2017.
This comes after the concourt ruling granted the UDM access to the court over the party’s call for a secret ballot. The motion of no confidence is due to be debated in the National Assembly on Tuesday, April 18.
On his ruling, the chief justice said the parties had to file their written submissions by 16:00 on Friday, April 21. This means that the motion scheduled for the 18th of April will not take place on the date.
The UDM wants to argue in court that MP’s can participate in the vote of no confidence by means of a secret ballot.
The rules of the assembly and the Constitution do not provide for a vote of no confidence to be conducted by secret ballot.