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PPP says large number of APNU+AFC voter list objections “unsubstantiated”

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Friday expressed concern that the incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has objected to 3,000 names on the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) in Region 5 (Demerara-Mahaica), but said so far the coalition has been unable to prove its case. The PPP said two hearings by the Guyana Elections ...

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GECOM Chairman defends verification process for registrants who haven’t collected national ID cards

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Claudette Singh says the 19,502 registrants, who have not collected their national identification cards, are being asked to prove they exist in keeping with the law. Justice Singh says the National Registration Act is being used to ask those persons to prove their existence by presenting a birth certificate, valid Guyana passport, certificate ...

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AFC sets Nov 10 to conclude negotiations with APNU

The Alliance For Change (AFC) has set a November 10 deadline to conclude negotiations with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) for a revised political agreement that is likely to include more government jobs, AFC Chief Negotiator David Patterson said Saturday. “There are three items of which two may have to go to the high-level committee but there are two ...

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Granger likely to accept Ramjattan as March elections running mate

Alliance For Change (AFC) Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan on Thursday looked set to be accepted by President David Granger as his running mate for the March 2020 general elections, high-level sources said. The sources indicated that the AFC was unlikely to give up any seats in the 65-seat National Assembly in exchange for Ramjattan being accepted as the prime ministerial candidate. ...

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9,500 eligible voters transfer home addresses ahead of general elections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says almost 4,000 additional persons have been registered and more than 9,500 eligible voters have transferred their home addresses, as the claims and objections period winds down. Spokeswoman for the electoral management agency, Yolanda Ward says 3,924 persons have added their names to the National Register of Registrants and will be qualified to vote – ...

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Small parties won’t split governing coalition’s votes, says PNCR’s Gary Best

Executive member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best is not worried that small political parties will dent the incumbent APNU+AFC coalition’s chances of winning next year’s general and administrative council elections. His position came one day after the newest political party, Citizenship Initiative (CI), was launched with promises to involve ordinary Guyanese in coming ...

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US, UK, Europe say Granger gov’t breached constitution

The United Kingdom, United States and the European Union said the government has breached the constitution by not calling general elections before September 18. “We deeply regret that, by surpassing September 18, the Government is currently in breach of the Constitution following its failure to adhere to the decisions of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on 18 June and ...

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Printing of national ID cards can take at least three months – PPP elections commissioner

Opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP) elections commissioner, Sase Gunraj says the printing of national identification cards can take more than three months. “We are hearing about the production of ID cards now. The smallest timeframe provided by the Secretariat is 92 days and it goes all the way to 140 days. While those are overlapping events, the issue that ...

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PPP likely to object to overseas printing of national ID cards

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Tuesday appeared poised to object to any idea of having Guyana’s national identification cards printed in Jamaica. Sources in that parliamentary opposition party told News-Talk Radio Guyana that to print Guyana’s national identification cards in Jamaica will be a backward step. The source says the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was unaware that the ...

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