NPP did not envisage massive erosion in Parliament---Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu. it may have a negative impact on the conducting of business in Parliament
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NPP did not envisage massive erosion in Parliament—Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu

NPP did not envisage massive erosion in Parliament—Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu

NPP did not envisage massive erosion in Parliament—Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) did not expect a massive erosion of its seats in Parliament, Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has said.

According to him, the worst-case scenario for the party was a drop to a 150 majority from the record high of 169 seats.

To have descended down further “was something we did not envisage,” Mr Kyei-Mensah Bonsu said.

The Electoral Commission (EC) yesterday announced that the NPP has 137 parliamentary seats against the National Democratic Congress (NDC) which has  136 seats with one constituency, Sene West outstanding.

In addition, there is one independent candidate who made it to Parliament.

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Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu further admitted that lack of a comprehensive Majority “is going to make the work herculean.”

“By and large, it may have a negative impact on the conducting of business in Parliament,” he added.

But on the brighter side, Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said the near-even split in Parliament would foster better cooperation between parties.

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“It also would mean that government would have to be much more consultative and reach out to the opposition much better we are used to and that could deepen democracy if we allow that to happen,” Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu added.

On the selection of a Speaker of Parliament, he said his side of the House could work with an NDC-endorsed Speaker who wasn’t extremely partisan.

“We may have a Speaker come from the opposition party who really is for the good of democratic governance, and we could live with that. But if we have a Speaker who is entrenched on his own party line, it becomes difficult to run a government,” Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu added.

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