Crime Policy Debate
Members debated a no confidence motion concerning the release and subsequent rearrest of 16 terrorists. The judge who ordered the… read more
Members debated a no confidence motion concerning the release and subsequent rearrest of 16 terrorists. The judge who ordered the releases on technical grounds was later dismissed. If a no confidence motion passes, the ruling government is dissolved and new elections are scheduled. Prime Minister Bruton’s government survived the debate as the motion was defeated by a 79 to 70 vote. close
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