Swazi Parliament

zswazi_009a.jpgThe Swaziland Parliament held a special joint session while I was there. I got to sit in the gallery. It seemed a lot like Oklahoma. As the session began someone raised a point of order about not having a copy of the bill on his desk. Then someone else raised a point of order that a quorum was not present. After about 30 minutes the joint session was dismissed for lack of a quorum. At first they were only one person short of a quorum and he was holding a press conference in the building. When the second count occurred several members had left. There was discussion about sending the police to retrieve them. Apparently, that has never been done in Swaziland. The Highway Patrol was sent to retrieve House members in Oklahoma in 2010.

Rick on Wednesday 24 August 2011 - 18:40:24