Guernsey ministerial votes 'kept secret'

The voting in elections for Guernsey's top political roles will remain secret, the States has decided.

A call for the publication of who voted for who in the elections was lost by a vote of 18-22.

Voting for only the chief minister's election to be released ended in a tie 20-20, so the status quo prevailed.

It means secret ballots will still be used for the role of chief minister, deputy chief minister, departmental ministers and committee chairmen.

The proposition was brought by the States Assembly and Constitution Committee, which had more luck with a move to allow 15 minutes of questions to follow statements made in the house.

It excludes statements of a personal nature and was approved unanimously.

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