Following almost thirteen hours of intense debate, Grenada’s Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has survived a No Confidence Motion with a slim margin of three votes.
The votes at the end of the day were 5 – 8; with eight of the eleven government MPs voting against the motion, one voting with the opposition for the motion, one abstaining and one absent.
Following some scathing remarks about the leadership style of Prime Minister Thomas, government back bencher, Michael Church voted in favour of the motion.
Foreign Affairs Minister Karl Hood said he could not vote against the motion since he agreed with it in principle so he opted to abstain.
MPs Peter David and Patrick Simmons were critical of the leadership style of Prime Minister Thomas but voted against the motion.
Simmons likened the situation to that of a game of cricket adding that though he may not like all the decisions the captain may make, he plans to ‘remain in the game’.©