The Court of Appeal, in a majority ruling cinched by Chancellor of the Judiciary Yonette Cummings-Edwards and Justice of Appeal Dawn Gregory, has ruled that 34 votes of all elected members of the National Assembly were required for government to be defeated by the No-Confidence Motion, which was passed in the National Assembly on December 21, 2018.

These two Judges essentially agreed with submissions by Attorney General Basil Williams and Queen’s Counsel Alexis Francis, former Attorney General of Grenada, who had both contended that for government to be defeated an “absolute majority” of 34 votes was needed.

Justice of Appeal Rishi Persaud, who also sat on the panel, ruled to the contrary. Justice Persaud upheld an earlier ruling by Chief Justice Roxane George who held that 33 is the majority of all 65 elected members of the National Assembly.


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