The State of Guyland situated in the Caribbean with a Constitution identical with that of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana was for many years gripped in debilitating political and legal controversies. The government of which Mr. Chim was President was in the third of its third five years term. The Leader of the Opposition informed the Government and the People of Guyland that the combined Opposition planned to move for a vote of no confidence in the Government at its meeting scheduled to be held on 24th December, 2019.
Immediately after convening the Meeting for its sitting on the 24th December, 2019, the Speaker of the Parliament of Guyland notified the Assembly that:
1. He was advised by the President, Mr. Chim, immediately before the start of the Meeting, that he, President Chim, had prorogued Parliament by a proclamation issued and appearing in gazette, dated 23rd December, 2019, a copy of which was sent to his office in the morning of 24th December, 2019; and
2. The Proclamation provided for the reconvening of Parliament on 24 June, 2020.
The Leader of the Opposition moved to the High Court seeking declarations to the effect that-
(1) the Proclamation is unconstitutional and void; and
(2) President Chims continued occupancy of the office for the third term is unconstitutional.
Senior Counsel asked for your opinion on the Application to the High Court by the Leader of the Opposition. Write a legal opinion.
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