The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has named January 10, 2020 as Nominations Day for parties to submit the names of candidates to contest the March 2, 2020 general elections.
In a newspaper notice, GECOM asked political parties to apply for approval of their symbols no later than December 13, 2020 “to facilitate timely consideration by the commission and provide a response to the respective applicants.
President David Granger has already proclaimed March 2, 2020 as the date Guyanese would go to the polls to elect a government of their choice.
More than six small political parties have sprung up over the last several months to vie for seats in the 65-seat national Assembly. Already, the big parties – People’s Progressive Party Civic, and A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change – are preparing to contest the polls.
The elections will come seven months before it was originally constitutionally due, as a result of the December 21, 2018 no-confidence motion that was passed by the National Assembly and subsequently validated by the Caribbean Court of Justice at the end of a long-running legal battle.