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Swearing in Preparations Begin

Front Pages 16 Apr, 2021 Follow News

Swearing in Preparations Begin

The Civil Service began preparations for the swearing in of a new Government following the Govrnor's meeting yesterday (Thursday, 15 April 2021) with elected candidate Mr Wayne Panton.

As part of the constitutionally mandated process, the candidate representing the majority of votes in the Parliament must meet with him to confirm their ability to form a Government, as Mr Panton has done. He advised that to date he has received no formal requests concerning this matter from any other candidates.

The next step in the process is the publication of a proclamation to call a session of the Parliament, which Mr Panton has requested for Wednesday, 21 April, at which all newly elected and appointed Members of Parliament will be sworn in and vote for a Premier.

He also confirmed that there is no meeting of Parliament scheduled today. Preparations will continue until a new Government is sworn in.

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