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Niue MP to submit vote of no confidence in government
Written by Tangata Vainerere   
Friday, 06 February 2009
05 FEBRUARY 2009 ALOFI (Pacnews) ---- A Niue MP is poised to submit a vote of no confidence in the government, reports Radio New Zealand International 

Niue’s assembly is in session today, considering the passage of a bill to introduce a controversial consumer tax.


Terry Coe said his no confidence vote has the support of four other MPs and will be presented to the assembly as soon as it’s accepted by the speaker.


“I put in the notice today of my intentions for a motion and then the assembly’s got to meet within five to ten days to discuss that motion then we take a vote and whichever way it works out. If it fails well that’s ok and if it goes ahead well then there’s a change of the premier,” Mr Coe said.

“I would have rather have seen a bed tax that’s put on which would capture the tourists, our consultants that come here and also workshop people that come here from overseas and that wouldn’t affect the local, low income people and also a rental vehicle tax.” 

He said it has the support of 14 MPs but is opposed by six, including a former premier, Young Vivian…..PNS (ENDS).

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