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AFC “still a credible force” in Guyana, but sugar estate closure caused some “fallout”

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Friday conceded that it lost some political support due to the necessary closure of a number of loss-making sugar estates, but claimed that its 10 percent share of the popular vote  at last Monday’s Local Government Elections still makes it a “credible force”. “What is irreplaceable in the analysis is that if you call it ...

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APNU+AFC confident all MPs will vote against Jagdeo’s no-confidence motion

The governing coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Friday said it was extremely confident that all of its 33 parliamentarians would vote down an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion against the government. Hours later, government called off Friday’s sitting of the National Assembly and prepared for a meeting of government parliamentarians. AFC Executive Member, David Patterson vowed ...

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GECOM, APNU+AFC haggle over responsibility for voter education amid low turnout

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday announced a”meagre” 36 percent turnout at Monday’ Local Government Elections, saying the Ministry of Local Government failed to sufficiently educate voters about local elections. Official results show of the 573, 923 voters, only 208,534 cast ballots. GECOM’s claim has since been rejected by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) from which Local Government ...

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APNU+AFC says “united and strong” after joint leaders’ meeting

The governing coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) says its remains “united and strong”. “The leaders of the two parties jointly reaffirm that the Coalition remains united and strong,” they said in a statement. The assurance followed a meeting by leaders of the two political organisations, hours after Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo filed a no-confidence motion ...

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PPP’s no-confidence motion buoyed by good local govt results, weakened governing coalition- political scientists

Three noted Guyanese Political Scientists- David Hinds, Freddie Kissoon and Mark Kirton-on Thursday believed the People’s Progressive Party’s tabling of a no-confidence motion against the governing APNU+AFC coalition was aimed at capitalising on electoral inroads that opposition party at Monday’s Local Government Elections. Hinds said the PPP has calculated that it was riding on a high and was merely using ...

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Update: Jagdeo cautiously optimistic about winning no-confidence motion against govt; likely to be debated after 12 days

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo was Thursday guardedly optimistic about winning a no-confidence motion against the David Granger-led administration, and said it would give his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) at least a platform to highlight what he termed failed promises, wastage and corruption by the David Granger-led administration. “The worst thing that could happen for us is that we lose the ...

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President Granger diagnosed with cancer; expected to “fully recover”

President David Granger has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a cancer that starts in the white blood cells, and he on Wednesday began  a second round of treatment in Cuba where he has been for the past two weeks seeking medical attention. “Subsequent to a series of medical tests, the President was diagnosed as suffering from Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and was placed ...

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APNU/PNCR; AFC shrug off impact of LGE vote loss on 2020 general elections; PPP upbeat

Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Volda Lawrence Tuesday afternoon down-played A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) loss of several seats on the Georgetown City Council at Monday’s general elections as an unhealthy sign going into Guyana’s next general elections due in another two years. “When you speak of so many seats with a turnout of that number, ...

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It’s Official: PPP clinches 7 seats; APNU 21; AFC 2 in Georgetown City Council

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has raked in seven seats in Georgetown,  with its closest rival,  A Partnership for National Unity (APNU),winning a total of 21 seats and the Alliance For Change  two seats, the Guyana Elections Commission said. In declaring the results for Georgetown, Returning Officer Duarte Hetsberger said PPP got four proportional and three constituency seats; APNU ...

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AFC almost demolished at Local Govt Election

The Alliance For Change (AFC) appeared to have been virtually  wiped out of the local government political landscape, leaving A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) trailing behind the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) overall in many key local authority areas. Unofficial results show the People’s National Congress Reform-backed APNU clinching almost all of the 15 constituency seats in Georgetown, Guyana’s capital. ...

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