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WPA calls for CARICOM-supervised vote recount as basis for power sharing, constitutional reform

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) Saturday night called for a Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-supervised national recount of votes if it is constitutional, but said the winner should set the groundwork for power-sharing within a set timeframe. “We reiterate our demand that following the examination of the ballot boxes which reveal the credibility of the elections, whichever party wins the most votes ...

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GECOM returns ballot boxes to headquarters from planned national recount centre

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday began returning shipping container loads of ballots to its headquarters at High and Cowan streets, Kingston, Georgetown, raising concerns that the law was being violated because political parties were not informed about the movement of the ballot boxes. GECOM’s spokeswoman, Yolanda Warde did not respond to questions about the movement of the boxes ...

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Poverty fight, oil industry governance feature in politicians’ New Year messages

Politicians in Guyana broke the New Year promising to use Guyana’s expectedoil wealth to fight poverty, while ensuring the emerging petroleum sector is properly governed. Incumbent President, David Granger assured that oil revenues, estimated to begin at US$300 million per year in 2020 from the Liza Phase 1 oil field, would be used to combat poverty among all Guyanese regardless ...

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Improved governance expected under revised APNU+AFC accord

Chairman of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), David Granger said Tuesday’s signing of a revised political agreement with the Alliance For Change (AFC) has set the stage for improving the running of Guyana. “The Coalition parties had worked well together and this revised Accord would lay the foundation for a more enhanced quality of governance for all the people ...

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AFC settles for 30 percent parliamentary seats as coalition remains intact for 2020 elections

Chairman of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), President David Granger and Leader of Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan Thursday afternoon struck an agreement that will see the smaller AFC getting 30 percent of the parliamentary seats if the coalition wins in the March 2020 general elections. High-level sources familiar with the talks told News-Talk Radio Guyana-Demerara Waves Online ...

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“Honest” and “efficient” government needed; no need for noise or deadlines – Granger on APNU-AFC talks

Chairman of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), President David Granger on Wednesday said he is keen on selecting an “honest government” to run Guyana should he win next year’s general elections, even as he flayed the Alliance For Change (AFC) for setting a deadline for ending negotiations for a revised political agreement between the two sides. “The negotiations are ...

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APNU agrees to parliamentary seat allocation formula, says Guyana’s constitution will “guide all future discussions” with AFC

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) at a meeting of its five partner political parties Monday evening said it decided on a formula for allocating parliamentary seats after next March’s general elections and a source close to the internal meeting ruled out that smaller party getting 40 percent of the parliamentary seats. “That can’t work… They lost whatever they had,” ...

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APNU, AFC presidential candidates undergo public scrutiny

APNU presidential candidate David Granger, Merundoi’s Margaret Lawrence and the AFC’s Khemraj Ramjattan Alliance For Change (AFC) presidential candidate Khemraj Ramjattan says his party would rather remain in opposition than join another to create a parliamentary majority following the November 28 general and regional elections. His comment was in response to a question from the audience at Wednesday’s Merundoi-organised Presidential ...

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A Partnership for National Unity Press Conference

CND RADIO – Listen Live A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) – a coalition of at least five political parties – on Friday formally announced its establishment to contest the 2011 general election. Coming months after most of them had been operating under the banner of the loosely knit Joint Opposition Political Parties (JOPP), APNU formally unveiled its symbols. Demerara ...

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