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Charrandass Persaud endorses PPP’s Irfaan Ali for presidency

Charrandass Persaud,  the former government parliamentarian who voted for an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion to remove the David Granger-led administration, has one year later openly endorsed People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali. “I am telling you now that I will support Irfaan in his bid for President of the Republic of Guyana in this 2020 March 2nd general election ...

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Parliament dissolves on Monday to pave way for general elections

President David Granger has issued the proclamations for the dissolution of Parliament and the ten Regional Democratic Councils on December 30, 2019. The Ministry of the Presidency says this will pave the way for General and Regional Elections on March 2, 2020. The Proclamations were issued Friday, December 27. Article 70 (2) of the Constitution of Guyana states that the ...

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OPINION: A look at the 2020 landscape

by GHK Lall I must be optimistic; I have to be, or there is nothing. So what do I say and share with my fellow Guyanese, countrymen and countrywomen all? To be blunt, as we put the holidays behind us, I really don’t know. Or more precisely, I am at a loss as to where to start. But again, I ...

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PM office for strengthening under constitutional reform, “robust” legislative agenda -Granger

President David Granger has announced that the Prime Minister’s office is to be strengthened, if the coalition wins the March 2, 2020 general elections, to definitely oversee reform of Guyana’s constitution and ensure government’s promises are kept, among other things. “He’ll also be in charge of a robust legislative agenda to make sure that the promises that will be embedded ...

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Improved governance expected under revised APNU+AFC accord

Chairman of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), David Granger said Tuesday’s signing of a revised political agreement with the Alliance For Change (AFC) has set the stage for improving the running of Guyana. “The Coalition parties had worked well together and this revised Accord would lay the foundation for a more enhanced quality of governance for all the people ...

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APNU, AFC sign revised political agreement secretly

The revised political agreement, Cummingsburg Accord, between A Partnership for National Unity and the Alliance For Change was Tuesday signed secretly by top representatives of the two political parties. No media advisory was issued for the event that was held at State House, the official residence of Guyana’s President. No post-signing news briefing was held either. The AFC and its ...

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Ethnicity a key factor for Citizenship Initiative coalescing with other small parties

The Citizenship Initiative (TCI) political party says it is still open to coalescing with two other small political parties—Change Guyana (CI), and A New and United Guyana (ANUG)—but TCI’s presidential candidate, Rondha-Ann Lam says “ethnicity” is among her party’s major concerns. Lam says after her party told ANUG and Change Guyana that a common slate must reflect youth, gender inclusivity ...

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Granger-led coalition “likely” to win next “close” election -US Congress report

The United States Congressional Research Service (CRS), a think-tank for the United States (U.S.) Congress, says some analysts believe that the David Granger-led coalition is likely to win next year’s general elections. “Past general elections in Guyana suggest the 2020 race will be close, but some analysts contend the APNU/AFC’s multiparty and cross-ethnic coalition is likely to sustain the Granger ...

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6,500 new voter registrants not found – GECOM

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Monday night said 6,534 of the 16,863 new voter registrants were not confirmed during a five-day field verification exercise. GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward released figures showing that 10,329 registrants were confirmed. Ward said the more than 6,500 others could not be verified for various reasons including not being at home at the time scrutineers and ...

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