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Granger, Jagdeo still tussling over polling date after Carter Center proposal

President David Granger appeared to be holding out for general elections in November after house-to-house registration despite a proposal by the United States’ Carter Center that could allow for earlier polls in August. “In the circumstances, I am instructed to inform you that His Excellency the President intends to shortly name a date for general and regional elections in Guyana ...

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GECOM Chairman tells President general elections possible in November; PPP elections commissioners say there’s no law, policy for house-to-house registration

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), James Patterson, has informed President David Granger that general elections should be possible in November 2019 after house-to-house registration, but the opposition People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) elections commissioners said such a process is not grounded in law or policy. “In consideration of all of the above, the fulfillment of the various conditions ...

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President Granger calls for “political cooperation” to ensure “credible” elections this year

President David Granger on Friday cited the need for opposition support to aid him in setting a date for “credible” general elections at the “earliest possible date”, as the 90-day timeframe after the passage of the no-confidence motion expires next week Thursday. “They demand political cooperation, not confrontation,” he said in a pre-recorded address to the nation, from the Ministry ...

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Jagdeo, US President Carter in talks on Guyana’s political situation; Jagdeo says no double-standard on international help

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Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday disclosed that he and former US President, Jimmy Carter of the Carter Centre held telephone discussions last week, but the former Guyanese leader declined to give any details. Jagdeo said he preferred to await another discussion with Carter after he and President David Granger had spoken. “I thought it’s necessary for Guyanese to know ...

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President asks GECOM for work programme to fix election date

President David Granger Wednesday wrote to Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Justice (Ret’d) James Patterson requesting that the Commission present him with a work programme in the shortest possible time. In his missive to Justice Patterson, the President noted it is essential that he is informed of the Commission’s readiness to deliver credible elections in Guyana. “I urge ...

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Civil Society Forum calls on President to name elections date

A group of non-governmental organisations calling themselves the Civil Society Forum on Monday publicly called on President David Granger to name an election date or risk his administration being labelled “illegal”. “His not naming that date thus far has increased the probability that the government will be accused of being illegal after March 21,” the Forum said in a statement. ...

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President Granger, Bar Association mourn former Attorney General Bernard De Santos’ passing

President David Granger and the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) on Saturday mourned the passing of Senior Counsel, Bernard De Santos. “The President “extends condolences at the death” of De Santos, the Ministry of the Presidency said. De Santos was 80 years. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 1991 and served as Guyana’s Attorney General from 1992 to 1997 under the ...

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GECOM needs to settle differences over “bloated” voters’ list before elections date is called – Granger

President David Granger on Friday said the existing voters’ list is “bloated”, and now that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has failed to provide him with sufficient information so that he could call an election date, he has asked that body to return to the ‘drawing board” to settle their differences. “We don’t want any citizen to feel disenfranchised and ...

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Opposition formally alerting CARICOM, OAS, Commonwealth about political situation in Guyana

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday announced that his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) would be writing the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organisation of American States (OAS) to inform them about the deteriorating political situation in Guyana. “CARICOM will be faced with an illegal government, a member State that is illegal and I hope that they’ll treat it as an ...

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Updated: NO ELECTION DATE: Jagdeo-Granger talks ended in stalemate; President to meet GECOM

President David Granger Wednesday morning maintained that he could not call an election date unless the “independent” Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is ready, and he is expected to meet the seven-member body next week. “GECOM is in charge of elections, not the Executive. I cannot decide when elections will be held,” he told reporters minutes after meeting Opposition Leader Bharrat ...

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