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Granger to send Jagdeo reasons for deeming GECOM Chairman nominees unacceptable

President David Granger is Wednesday expected to dispatch his reasons to Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo for deeming his list of nominees for the post of Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman “unacceptable.” “He will get the letter today. As I said it is essentially a constitutional matter. The matter is dealt with clearly in the constitution. I myself did not feel ...

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AFC supports Red House lease revocation; accuses PPP of playing on Cheddi Jagan emotionalism

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan on Friday unconditionally backed President Granger’s revocation of the lease of the State-owned Red House to the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre, charging that the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) was attempting to score cheap political points off Jagan’s name. Ramjattan, who was expelled from the PPP several years ago, said late ...

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Previously appointed GECOM Chairmen constitutional; Court can’t compel President to give reasons for rejecting nominees

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan on Friday disagreed with President David Granger’s assertion that the selection process for previous Chairmen of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was illegal, while at the same time saying that a President’s decision is final and cannot be challenged successfully in the Court. “ “If that is what the president is saying, ...

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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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