A no-confidence vote may be moved soon against Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare.
The item reminds me of one of the restrictions on parliamentary confidence in PNG’s democracy:
As the Constitution does not allow any vote of no-confidence in a prime minister 18 months before the next general elections, a vote must be called by the end of the year.
Essentially, this provision means that the parliamentary system is converted for the final 30% of a parliamentary term into an “assembly independent” system (defined as one in which the executive originates from the legislative assembly, but survives independently of any loss of confidence).
Do any other (otherwise) parliamentary systems have similar provisions restricting parliament’s ability to hold “its” executive to account?