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Granger says elections possible in March but Parliamentary extension needed

President David Granger on Wednesday announced that general and regional council elections could be held as early as March 2020, but his administration will be seeking an extension of the life of his administration when Parliament reconvenes on October 10, 2019. “I am pleased to announce that, after discussions with Chairman of the Elections Commission and with my Cabinet, the ...

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President to address nation on elections; claims and objections begins Oct. 1

President David Granger is expected to address the nation on Wednesday. This follow’s Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting at which the issue of holding of credible General and Regional elections in Guyana at the earliest possible time was high on the agenda. Government’s Department of Public Information says the time of Granger’s address to the nation will be made known. Meanwhile, police ...

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OPINION: When tones are sharper and temperatures higher – time to tighten and stay cool

by GHK Lall Things are getting testy. I detect impatience, exasperation, and indignation from His Excellency, President David Granger. More than frustration and, more accurately, growing anger. This is from a leader, who has a well-earned reputation for unruffled calm and the disciplined strength of stoics in his words and comportment. Thus, when even a David Granger feels compelled to ...

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Commonwealth says Guyana in unconstitutional rule; urges President to set “early election date” “without delay”

Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland on Monday indicated that Guyana has entered a period of unconstitutional rule and the only way to reverse that is for President David Granger to “immediately” name an elections date for Guyanese to go to the polls “without further delay”. “The rule of law and constitutional governance are fundamental Commonwealth values to which Guyana has subscribed,” ...

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President chides former European colonisers for attempting to “correct other people”

President David Granger on Sunday chided descendants of former European colonisers for attempting to “correct” instead of apologising and compensating for African slavery, at an address to the 2nd annual general assembly of the International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly – Guyana (IDPADA-G). “Some of the authors of that crime against humanity have never apologised, have never paid ...

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AFC, WPA divided on asking PPP for parliamentary extension

The Alliance For Change (AFC) and the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) were Friday divided on whether overtures should be made to the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to extend the life of the government now that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says it will be ready to conduct elections any time after late February, 2020. AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan cautioned ...

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Jagdeo, Irfaan Ali sought to “incite violence”against President Granger, ministers; “hooliganism and thuggery” will not be tolerated – President’s office

The Ministry of the Presidency on Friday accused Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali of inciting violence against President David Granger and government ministers, actions the government deemed as intolerable “hooliganism and thuggery”. “Peaceful and civilised protest action is common in any democracy, but it becomes a sign of worry when a Presidential ...

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Coalition will accept general election results and won’t tolerate political unrest- Granger

Granger reacts to heckling: “I hope that the intellectual authors of the disorder would be able to stop what they have started.” Jagdeo to Granger: “ I don’t give a damn about your threat.” President David Granger on Thursday promised that the governing coalition would accept the results of the next general elections now widely expected any time after February, ...

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President to discuss GECOM February 2020 election readiness with Cabinet; rejects foreign diplomats’ claim of breached constitution

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh on Thursday informed President David Granger that that elections management authority would be in a position to conduct general and regional council elections by the end of February, 2020. Opposition People’s Progressive Party elections Commissioner Sase Gunraj confirmed this to News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News. ...

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