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Discussions ongoing in PNG Opposition camp

Discussions are on-going in the PNG Opposition camp as they continue to work on a vote of no confidence motion against the Government.

Parliament will have its first sitting on Tuesday 22 January and is expected to last for up to two weeks.

The 18-month grace period for the current Government, when no such motion can be entertained, expires on Feb 5. But it is likely that Parliament will rise before that date.

Opposition Whip and Namatanai MP Walter Schnaubelt told The National that there was a lot of discussion going on.

“Things are looking proficient but discussions are still on. We are trying to lock everything down. So we are still in the process,” Schnaubelt said.

Schnaubelt said Parliament was going to rise on February 1 – four days before the 18-month period lapses.

“The Opposition is talking to everybody on the Government side. So come Tuesday, there will be normal processes going to take place,” he said.

“And during the couple of weeks of Parliament, anything can happen any time because there are lots of  discussions happening, said Schnaubelt.

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