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Alexander Morgan
Speaker of the house of assembly hendrick alexander (l) and attorney general judith jones-morgan.

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Members of Parliament (MPs) can be expected to know soon whether Attorney General Judith Jones-Morgan should have voted when the Hendrick Alexander was elected Speaker of the House of Assembly in January.

Jones-Morgan, an MP, is not a minister of government, but a public officer.

House Speaker Hendrick Alexander told Parliament yesterday that he had received an executive summary of a legal opinion on the issue.

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MP for the Northern Grenadines, Dr. Godwin Friday had asked the Speaker to rule on whether the Attorney General should have voted in the election.

However, Friday was absent from Parliament yesterday and the Speaker said he would wait for the full report before making an announcement.

Opposition MPs walked out of Parliament on May 27 to protest the failure of the Speaker to rule on the controversial vote and an issue relating to statements by Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.

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