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Rhodesian Government collapses in chaos after vote of no confidence


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LIVINGSTONE
OCTOBER 6, 2013

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RADIO-RHODESIA NYASALAND interrupts this broadcast to bring you an important announcement. Few minutes ago the Government presided by Prime Minister John Wrathall (Rhodesian Front) lost the majority in the Federal Assembly as Hendrik Verwoerd's Afrikaner National Party and the Rhodesia African National Congress overwhelmed the Rhodesian Front during the vote of no confidence.
 
After the voting, the remnants of the Rhodesian Front insulted and attacked the Ministers and the MPs who "betrayed" the Rhodesian Front and merged into the Afrikaner National Party. Security staff had to break up the fight, while reports confirm insults were directed to Hendrik van Verwoerd, who is also the Speaker of the Federal Assembly. According to the official transcript, the fight erupted in the seats of the now shattered Rhodesian Front, between loyalist and separatists who merged into the Afrikaner National Party.
 
Speaker of the Federal Assembly Hendrik Verwoerd then interrupted the debate and asked the security staff to restore order and decency in the room. Now, with the government officially beaten and deprived of its parliamentary majority, it's up to the State President. State President Ian Smith can now call elections, or meet all the leaders of Rhodesia Nyasaland's political parties and figure out if anyone has the will, and the numbers, to form a new executive cabinet.
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In the aftermath of the vote of no confidence the scenario in the Federal Assembly has changed. The once 40 seats strong Rhodesian Front now holds only 17 seats out of 65, while the newly formed Afrikaner Nasionale Party van Federal Republiek van Rhodesië-Njassaland obtained a total of 33 seats. A scenario that potentially gives Hendrik Verwoerd the majority to form a new executive cabiner. As for the seats reserved for the indigenous, the Rhodesia African National Council still holds all 15 seats. Its leaders confirmed they will support the actions of the next government, as long as they will pursue the interests of the black minority as much as the interests of whites.

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