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UBP rebels hit ‘self-destruct’ button

21 May 2013

Now that the dust has settled on the political turmoil of the past few days, a number of key developments have emerged.

The motion of ‘no confidence’ in the government has been put to Parliament with the required majority of 26 votes. Once this has been accepted next Monday, the government will be toppled.

Along with the motion, a date was proposed of September 29th for early elections. Prime Minister Kucuk countered with a proposal for an immediate election and the election date was set at July 28th.

This is the first time in the history of the TRNC, that members have rebelled against their own party and joined with the opposition to bring down the government.

From now until next Monday, a period of suspense hangs over parliament. The key question is will the 26 signatories hold firm until the motion is passed on Monday May 27th

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