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Let Caribbean Court interpret law on GECOM chairperson, Jagdeo to President Granger

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is still awaiting word from the Presidency Ministry on a suggested meeting with President David Granger on the appointment of a GECOM chairperson, but Jagdeo said, should the meeting happen, he would put forward the Caribbean Court of Justice, headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago, interpret the legislation. Jagdeo said he is open to meeting with the ...

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Govt tightens conditions for GECOM Chairmanship

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams on Tuesday signaled that  the determination of a “fit and proper person” to become the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is a non-negotiable that only President David Granger alone can determine, and that all six nominees must be acceptable to the Guyanese leader. The Guyana government made known ...

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Jagdeo suggests ‘urgent’ meeting with President Granger on GECOM nominees

Following a rejection by President David Granger of the six names submitted by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, the Opposition Leader wrote Tuesday to the President asking  that he clarifies his interpretation of the qualifications necessary for GECOM’s chair. “I am of the considered view that an urgent meeting will immeasurably assist in reconciling any differences of opinion which may exist on ...

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BREAKING: President asks Opposition Leader for new list of GECOM Chairman nominees

President David Granger on Monday asked Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo for another list of nominees from which to pick a new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). “The President urged that a new list of persons who are “not unacceptable” be sent for his consideration,” Jagdeo said in a statement. Jagdeo said he would be responding to the President  on ...

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GECOM Chairman: Legal showdown looms over appointment ; Granger once nominated though not a judge

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) plans to challenge the appointment of the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) if President David Granger ignores the list of six names dispatched to him by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall said. “A number of options are available. Definitely, among them would be a legal challenge because ...

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Granger poised to name GECOM Chairman unilaterally- PPP

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Sunday declined to immediately react to President David Granger deeming the list of nominees for post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) “unacceptable”, but his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) believed the Guyanese leader appeared set to unilaterally name someone. “Let’s see who he picks or if he is going to ask for a ...

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BREAKING: Jagdeo’s nominees for GECOM Chairmanship “unacceptable”

​President David Granger says Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s list of six names for GECOM Chairman is “unacceptable.” He said the Constitution provides for the person to have been a judge. “The only thing about the list is that it comprises six names,” Granger told a media brunch. He noted that ultimately if the lists submitted by the Opposition Leader, he ...

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Rohee dropped out race against Jagdeo, nominated unsuccessful Frank Anthony as ‘fresh’ face

Outgoing PPP general secretary Clement Rohee did not re-contest the position against de facto party leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, instead nominating Dr Frank Anthony who lost against Jagdeo by 13 votes. Jagdeo, the party’s incoming General Secretary, spoke with the media after his win today saying his positions as PPP General Secretary and Opposition Leader allows for a consolidation of the ...

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