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AFC back pedals Local Govt Election boycott pronouncement; asks for fresh house-to-house registration

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Friday walked back on a pronouncement by its Chairman Catherine Hughes that it would be boycotting the March 13, 2023 local election, instead saying that the executive would decide whether it would contest the polls. AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan said Ms Hughes uttered her “strong” position that the priority should be ensuring that there ...

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APNU won’t allow PPP to control strongholds, will continue pressing for clean voters list- Norton

Chairman of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Aubrey Norton said that People’s National Congress Reform-led collective would not allow the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to take political control of the councils in its strongholds in the March 13, 2023 Local Government Elections (LGE). “The only thing I can say to you is this: We are not going to give ...

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President calls on opposition parties to contest Local Government Elections

President Irfaan Ali  Thursday night appealed to opposition political parties to contest the March 13, 2023 Local Government Elections (LGE) as part of the process to improve the conditions in towns and villages but already Georgetown Mayor Ubraj Narine has hinted that his People’s National Congress Reform-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) might also boycott the polls. “We urge ...

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AFC to boycott local govt elections over bloated voters list; APNU remains tight-lipped

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Thursday night said it would be boycotting the March 2023 Local Government Elections (LGE) over concerns about a padded voters list, but the People’s National Congress Reform-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) stayed clear of saying what it would do. “If we are going to have any elections, if we are going to ...

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BREAKING: March 13, 2023 is Local Government Elections

Minister of Local Government Nigel Dharamlall on Thursday named March 13 as the day Guyanese would go to the polls to elect councillors for 10 towns and 70 neighborhood councils The following statement was issued: The Government of Guyana is committed to the upholding of democracy and believes that the holding of Local Government Elections (LGE) is an important pillar ...

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APNU+AFC rejects govt consultation on electoral laws but 157 organisations set to participate

As the Guyana government prepares to hold a national stakeholder consultation on Guyana’s draft electoral laws, the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Thursday again rubbished the move saying it would not address the real problems such a clean voters list, accurate results and high public trust. The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance said the ...

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BREAKING: Jagdeo, govt win case to strike out key opposition election petition but CCJ chastises Attorney General’s premature release of decision

The People’s Progressive Party Civic’s Representative of the List of Candidates Bharrat Jagdeo and the Guyana government on Wednesday secured victory at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that the High Court’s dismissal of an opposition election petition could not be appealed. The CCJ found that Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire was right in dismissing the appeal because of late service ...

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PNCR member calls for inquiry into Georgetown District elections; says time for fairness, honesty, democracy

People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) member Annette Ferguson has written to all Central Executive Committee (CEC) members asking for a probe into alleged “irregularities” at the recently-held Georgetown District elections. “The time has come for the PNCR to rise to the occasion of practicing fairness, honesty and being democratic when it comes to its internal business or affairs,” she told ...

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Guyana ready to “fully support” Haiti

President Irfaan Ali said Guyana is poised to assist violence and cholera-stricken Haiti, even as the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was continuing to discuss any peacekeeping role. “The humanitarian crisis there is immense now and we are ready to fully support…Cholera is on the rise. It’s just devastating to see what is going on there and the region is being ...

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