Secret ballot case made at Constitutional Court
The judges of the court expressed concern about the judiciary being seen as intruding on the domain of the legislative arm of the government by telling the speaker of parliament how to conduct the affairs of the House
The United Democratic Movement yesterday told the Constitutional Court why it was compulsory that a vote of no confidence in the president be by secret ballot. The UDM wants the court to declare that section 102 of the constitution requires that motions of no confidence must be decided by secret ballot. The section states that, if the National Assembly, by “a vote” supported by a majority of its members, passes a motion of no confidence in the president, the president and other executive members must resign.