Sunday, May 07, 2006
It seems that this saga is going to run and run. At every turn there are problems and it is very hard to see a way out of this. There is a Prime Minister who has won an election but has been forced out of office yet still leads his party. The election is incomplete and so potentially invalid and yet many candidates have been legitimately returned. Parliament cannot convene and elect a new Prime minister. The Election Commission is under threat and yet Senators cannot be confirmed and if the Election Commission were to resign then there would be no mechanism for replacing them. If they do not resign how could they be trusted to administer a new general election. Watch this space.