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PPP stages countrywide protests

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Friday began staging countrywide protests against what it says is an illegal government now that the 90 days have expired since the passage of the no-confidence motion and no elections have been held. “The protests will go on sporadically because we want to target the President, Prime Minister and the ministers,” Opposition Leader Bharrat ...

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GECOM’s Alexander rubbishes Jagdeo’s house-to-house rigging claims

One of Guyana’s governing coalition-appointed Elections Commissioners, Vincent Alexander, has slammed Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo for accusing the Commission of plotting to rig the upcoming general elections through house-to-house registration. “All that he has said is so unsubstantiated. It is unbelievable that he is an ex-president of this country,” Alexander told Demerara Waves Online News. Jagdeo earlier this week charged ...

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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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OPINION: Naming an elections date – who is who and what is what

By GHK Lall It does not appear that there is anything on which the government and opposition can agree regarding the elections machinery as a whole, and the state of elections readiness by GECOM. To repeat for emphasis: almost nothing, if absolutely not anything. So there is a hard, jarring standstill on most things, except the clashing rhetoric, which only ...

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More controversy over GECOM’s decision leading up to general elections

The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is embroiled in fresh controversy over the timeframe for holding general elections, with the opposition party-appointed commissioners denying that voting was underway on house-to-house registration and the ruling APNU+AFC-backed commissioners stating that the motion was passed. The three opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) elections commissioners – Sase Gunraj, Bibi Shadick and Robeson Benn – ...

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United States points to “genuinely free and fair elections”; Guyana reiterates “non-interference”

Newly-appointed United States (US) Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch on Wednesday said the US would back free and fair general and regional elections. “Moving forward, we will continue to encourage genuinely free and fair elections, freedom of speech and assembly, multiparty representation and a constitutional judiciary process,” she said immediately after presenting her credentials to President David Granger. Ambassador Lynch’s ...

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GECOM Chairman, coalition commissioners criminally charged with violating Guyana’s constitution

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice James Patterson and that body’s three coalition-appointed commissioners were Tuesday charged criminally with violating Guyana’s constitution, resulting in a failure to hold general elections within 90 days of the passage of a no-confidence motion. The private criminal charge was filed by well-known Civil Engineer and activist, Marcel Gaskin. In a ...

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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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Jagdeo’s 56-day election deadline to Granger unworkable – Elections Commissioners

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s plan to wrest general elections within the next 56 days from President David Granger is already being regarded as impractical even if there was an acceptable voters’ list, the ruling coalition-backed elections commissioners said Tuesday. However, opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) elections commissioner Robeson Benn still has his eyes set on general elections within the constitutionally-mandated ...

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