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GECOM’s house-to-house registration decision invalid; Granger’s “bloated” voters’ list claim “not true”- ANUG

A New and United Guyana (ANUG) political party at the weekend said a decision by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to conduct house-to-house registration was invalid because the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) found that the appointment of the Chairman of that seven-member body was unconstitutional. According to that recently-formed political party, the governing A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For ...

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OPINION: What was feared already coming to a head

By GHK Lall What was feared is already coming to pass and in the worst way possible. What has been written about, and predicted about, and gone against the grain about, in more than one public forum, has unfolded in less than 24 hours since the CCJ went public. To refresh memories, the questions posed repeatedly in the last seven ...

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Opposition proposes CCJ orders early elections with existing voters’ list, new GECOM Chairman

Lawyers for Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo and allied parties are proposing that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) issue orders to allow for specific timeframes for appointing a new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), and the holding of general elections within 90 days with the existing voters’ list. They made the disclosure on Friday at a public forum ...

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Coalition preparing for Court again if GECOM blocked from creating clean voters’ list

With the backing of just under 100 supporters, the governing coalition on Friday signaled that it was prepared to mount a legal challenge to any attempt to block the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from preparing for general elections that are expected this year now that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled that the six-month-old no-confidence motion was validly ...

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Jagdeo: President Granger peddled “lie” about youths being off voters list; ready to submit nominees for new GECOM Chairman

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday accused President David Granger of lying to the nation by claiming that youths who recently turned 18 years would be unable to vote to justify the Guyanese leader’s insistence on house-to-house registration to create a fresh voters’ list before the next general elections. “This is a total lie. It’s beneath the President to so ...

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ANUG questions constitutionality of James Patterson as GECOM Chairman

Even as President David Granger indicated that he would be seeking the advice of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) before naming an elections date, A New and United Guyana (ANUG) political party on Wednesday questioned whether James Patterson was actually the Chairman of the elections management authority. “If Mr. Patterson has not been appointed, as the Caribbean Court has found, ...

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Western nations urge “all sides” to respect CCJ ruling

Key western nations on Tuesday urged Guyanese to respect the judgments on the no-confidence motion and the appointment of the Elections Commission Chairman by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). “The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled and it is important that all sides respect that ruling. We also encourage all to come to an agreement on the way ...

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Jagdeo, Granger lock horns on elections after house-to-house registration

Even as Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo expects that practically general elections should now be held in three months, President David Granger Tuesday afternoon vowed that general elections would be held only after a new voters’ list is created from house-to-house registration. “We cannot proceed on the current list of voters. It is outdated and corrupted. It may hold as many ...

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CCJ rules no-confidence motion properly passed with 33 votes

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday ruled that last December’s no-confidence motion was validly passed with a majority of 33 of the 65 seats of the National Assembly. CCJ President, Justice Adrian Saunders said nothing prohibited then government parliamentarian Charrandass Persaud from voting against a measure but he could still be recalled and the vote would still be ...

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Caribbean Court finds Granger’s appointment of GECOM Chairman “flawed”

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday ruled that President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was “flawed” and that the President and the Opposition Leader should meet before to arrive at a list of six acceptable nominees from which one person would be selected. “In view of the imposition ...

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