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Micah : Only Parliament has the power to elect or remove Prime Minister

The Petroleum and Energy Minister Ben Micah says the democratic process of electing or removing a prime minster must not be hijacked by the public for it will spell disaster for the country.

Minister Micah  stated this when talking about the current situation in the country where students and civil society groups moving to have the prime minister step down from office and answer to allegations against him.

Minister Micah lashed out at the Opposition Leader Don Polye who was clearing the air on allegations against the Opposition for supporting the students, and warned him that the type of situation where the people are interfering with this democratic process is extremely dangerous.

Minister Ben Micah  stated that only mandated members of parliament got the power to make the choice on the floor of parliament.

He says if members want a PM removed then a vote of no confidence is the democratic process to do so and not the strong influence from the public. Micah was referring to the students protest and the public debates on social media.

Meanwhile, Micah called on the students and the public to respect the process or democracy and the constitution of PNG.

Posted by Staff Reporter : PNG Today on Friday, June 03, 2016. Filed under , , . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Share this Article


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