An urgent appeal and stay order application has been filed last week by the Speaker of Parliament, Marcellino Pipite, Daily Post has been told.

Now it remains to be seen whether Parliament will meet tomorrow to debate the Opposition sponsored motion against the new Prime Minister, Sato Kilman, pending the outcome of this appeal.

On June 24, the Supreme Court upheld the Opposition's Constitutional application for the calling of Parliament to debate the Opposition-sponsored motion against Prime Minister Sato Kilman.

The Court ordered the Speaker to reconvene Parliament on June 30, 2015, which is tomorrow, to debate the motion of no confidence against the prime minister.

The Speaker is appealing the ruling by the Supreme Court that the decision of the Speaker of Parliament to rule out the motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Sato Kilman was invalid.

In its decision the Supreme Court declared that the Parliament was still open for business on June 16 when the Speaker, Marcelino Pipite, made the decision to close the First Ordinary Session of 2015.

The Supreme Court further made the second declaration which that the Speaker's action to close the Parliament was unlawful.

The third declaration by the court was that the Speaker's decision to close Parliament was in breach of the constitutional rights of the Applicants enshrined under the Articles 6(1), (2), 43 (2) and 53 (10), (20) of the Constitution.

The Court then ordered for Parliament to be reconvened on June 30 (tomorrow).

As to the numbers game leading up to the motion, Daily Post has been told the Kilman-led government still leads the majority of MPs.

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