Feb 17, 2018

Dissolving parliament early, a dream? Featured

As there are 62 new MPs in parliament through the 2015 General election, passing a proposal to hold a sudden election would be an arduous task, according to parliament sources.

These new MPs will be entitled to a pension, only if they remain in parliament for a period of five years.

These MPs are entitled to receive 1/3rd their current salary as pension.

Therefore, if the service period of these MP’s who were appointed through the 2015 General election is less than five years, they would not qualify for the pension.

However, when we inquired from a Joint Opposition MP regarding this situation, he said parliament would not be suddenly dissolved prior to the newly appointed MPs completing five years in office.